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by John T
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why You Always Have to Back to the Original Language of a Text
Replies: 2
Views: 3730

Re: Why You Always Have to Back to the Original Language of a Text

Fake News! The New York Times knows full well there are language software programs that can quickly whittle down who is likely the smear merchant. Which will be used as a justification by the NYT editorial board for making changes to the letter and adding in key words like " lodestar ". All for the ...
by John T
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 242
Views: 230870

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

The verse is missing in P45 which is our oldest manuscript containing this passage. Andrew Criddle Thanks. By any chance can you pull up the image of Act 8:37 in Papyrus 45? I would like to translate it for myself. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papyrus_45 Sincerely, John T See http://csntm.org/Manu...
by John T
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 242
Views: 230870

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

andrewcriddle wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:24 am
The verse is missing in P45 which is our oldest manuscript containing this passage.

Andrew Criddle

Thanks.
By any chance can you pull up the image of Act 8:37 in Papyrus 45?

I would like to translate it for myself.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papyrus_45

Sincerely,

John T
by John T
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 242
Views: 230870

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

I don't think we need to invoke Origen in order to understand that changing the text of gospels was done deliberately many times. In the beginning, those texts had nothing holy to them. They were just stories. Stories as in fiction? How I see it; gMark was the first non-fiction account of the gospe...
by John T
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 242
Views: 230870

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

Today: those people who don't think the old Latin text and the very few late Greek manuscripts of the Western style where it appears are authoritative. The verse is absent from the oldest surviving manuscripts and from pretty much all Greek manuscripts. That's the reason why it's gone. It's in the ...
by John T
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 242
Views: 230870

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

Irenaeus quotes Acts 8:37 in Against Heresies (Book III, Chapter 12). " [Philip declared] that this was Jesus, and that the Scripture was fulfilled in Him; as did also the believing eunuch himself: and, immediately requesting to be baptized, he said, "I believe Jesus Christ to be the Son of God." .....
by John T
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 242
Views: 230870

Who axed Acts 8:37?

Does anyone know the history behind why Acts 8:37 is missing (save a footnote) from the ESV, NRSV and most modern translations? Acts 8:37 "And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thous mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." ...KJV Sincerely...
by John T
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matthew 2:23
Replies: 59
Views: 59152

Re: Matthew 2:23

.. no archaeological evidence can convince him otherwise. There is no definitive archaeological evidence there was even a village at Nazareth in the 1st c. (though it will now be hard to do many archaeological digs to find evidence b/c there's now a substantial town there; 40k I think). " The excav...
by John T
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matthew 2:23
Replies: 59
Views: 59152

Re: Matthew 2:23

Ken Dark of the Nazareth Archaeological Project has excavated in the Nazareth area and found homes dating to the period of Jesus or earlier ... That, " The house must date from the first century A.D. or earlier. No stratified pottery earlier or later than the Early Roman period was discovered in la...
by John T
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matthew 2:23
Replies: 59
Views: 59152

Re: Matthew 2:23

Here is web-site by Kenneth Humphreys that tries to explain away the town of Nazareth in order to claim that Jesus never existed. http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/nazareth.html Question for the mythicists: Did Josephus claim to have listed every small town around Galilee that was destroyed during th...