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by neilgodfrey
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: not authorized to read private messages on hold
Replies: 1
Views: 875

not authorized to read private messages on hold

This topic does not strictly belong here but when I posted it elsewhere it was not answered and I have just experienced the same thing again. When I attempt to open what appears to be a private message sent to me I get the message: "You are not authorised to read private messages that are on hold." ...
by neilgodfrey
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Lordship in the gospels.
Replies: 8
Views: 4353

Re: Lordship in the gospels.

Obviously there are rather many (more or less complete) gospel texts from Nag Hammadi to be taken into account, as well, but I have not tallied up very many of them. You probably know of Majella Franzmann's Jesus in the Nag Hammadi Writings where she has tallied these names for Jesus: Lord = x 12 i...
by neilgodfrey
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Luke's "Eyewitnesses": Bystander witnesses or Clerical archivists?
Replies: 1
Views: 1729

Luke's "Eyewitnesses": Bystander witnesses or Clerical archivists?

Is there a sound argument that the word for “eyewitnesses” in the preface to the Gospel of Luke (and by extension to Acts) does not refer to persons who literally saw the people and events that are found in the narratives? An argument by John N. Collins has been published in The Expository Times (Ju...
by neilgodfrey
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.
Replies: 39
Views: 20023

Re: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.

If you think when I suggest we agree on some things that I am saying that with displeasure I suggest you are imagining a figure that is not me. It isn't that it seems to me that you acknowledge anything with displeasure , but rather that I suspect displeasure based on how much agreement between us ...
by neilgodfrey
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong
Replies: 11
Views: 7240

Re: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong

I recall reading in a scholarly journal an argument for various interpolations into the Dialogue with Trypho (they included the "memoirs of the apostles" sections) but have had no luck in tracing that article since. Author? Journal? Year? All slipped through the memory hole. I don't suppose anyone h...
by neilgodfrey
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.
Replies: 39
Views: 20023

Re: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.

Sporadic skirmishes. I think I've explained that at least in this case, I estimate that you and I agree about a lot. You don't seem pleased at the prospect that we might agree on many things. I really don't think I exactly follow your arguments or exactly what it is you are trying to say so I can't...
by neilgodfrey
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.
Replies: 39
Views: 20023

Re: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.

I am acknowledging that our discussion had been based on premises which the people we're taliking about didn't share. Thus, I can write about their "lapse" of "wishful reading," and you can talk about how they "twisted" a text. The methods by which Second Temple scribes and rabbinical authors "midr...
by neilgodfrey
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?
Replies: 206
Views: 75878

Re: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?

And the long suspected veiled identity of the beloved disciple - Mary And the gospel made her male because...? Social pressure/expectation? A flippant response from the Gospel of Thomas: Simon Peter says to them: "Let Mary go out from our midst, for women are not worthy of life!" Jesus says: "See, ...
by neilgodfrey
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.
Replies: 39
Views: 20023

Re: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.

We do well not to let our disagreement with a premise cloud our understanding of what follows from it, lest we fail to understand the behavior of those whose premise it is :) I can't say I disagree with you because I don't think I fully understand what it is you are arguing. I often get the sense t...
by neilgodfrey
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.
Replies: 39
Views: 20023

Re: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.

As it happens, the possibly most famous-notorious of the Delphic prophecies (one of the incidents that Herodotus discusses, the one predicting that the outcome of a proposed war will be decisive, without specifying who would win) is not at all ambiguous. As prophecies go, it is unusually falsifiabl...