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by Secret Alias
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Nasaraeans, Mandaeans, Enochic Judaism, & Christianity.
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Nasaraeans, Mandaeans, Enochic Judaism, & Christianity.

It's the only one that matters. Hitting the jackpot. Like finding the clitoris when you're an 18 year old male.
by Secret Alias
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Nasaraeans, Mandaeans, Enochic Judaism, & Christianity.
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Nasaraeans, Mandaeans, Enochic Judaism, & Christianity.

But how would the Jews be associated with the seven planets? Mazel Tov! https://static.timesofisrael.com/www/uploads/2016/12/The-Spoils-of-Jerusalem-Arch-of-Titus-circa-82-CE-courtesy-of-the-Arch-of-Titus-Project-1024x640.jpg Doesn't get more Jewish than that! Genesis 1:14, "And God said, 'Let ther...
by Secret Alias
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark was Bishop of Alexandria c. 136 CE?
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Mark was Bishop of Alexandria c. 136 CE?

It might be. Is there any positive evidence for Africanus developing ANY episcopal lists let alone an Alexandrian list? Back to my theory. Eusebius is writing a Chronicle and the Church History. In the Chronicle of Jerome: "Flaccus Avilius, prefect of Egypt, oppresses the Jews with many injuries, wi...
by Secret Alias
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark was Bishop of Alexandria c. 136 CE?
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Mark was Bishop of Alexandria c. 136 CE?

Next on the name Avilius. It seems to have been preserved in many different forms - Ἀϐίλιος, Αἰμίλιος, Ἀμέλιος, Melias, Avilius, Emilius, etc. It seems strangely to have been a Latin name associated with Philo's Flaccus - Aulus Avilius Flaccus. Did Eusebius pick up the name from his entry on Philo? ...
by Secret Alias
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark was Bishop of Alexandria c. 136 CE?
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Mark was Bishop of Alexandria c. 136 CE?

So the first question is - was there an actual list of Alexandrian bishops which Eusebius was drawing from to make his Church History for Egypt? I don't think so. I think his basic building blocks again were: 1. Hegesippus and especially its chronology of Jerusalem 2. Irenaeus Book 3.2 and its Roman...
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matthew 21.1-11, the jenny, and the colt.
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Matthew 21.1-11, the jenny, and the colt.

Methinks Ben = Carlson but it has made me like Stephen. So good has come out of it (my guessing-game).
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark was Bishop of Alexandria c. 136 CE?
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Mark was Bishop of Alexandria c. 136 CE?

What I noticed was that Eusebius has before him: 1. the NT canon 2. Hegesippus 3. Josephus 4. Irenaeus and from that he cobbled together the Alexandrian episcopal tree. Mark as first bishop was well known (Clement). Annianus might come from Josephus. Cerdo and the second Mark is from Irenaeus. Primu...
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark was Bishop of Alexandria c. 136 CE?
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Mark was Bishop of Alexandria c. 136 CE?

It's cited in Irenaeus from memory.
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark was Bishop of Alexandria c. 136 CE?
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Mark was Bishop of Alexandria c. 136 CE?

It would appear to me that Eusebius made up the whole lineage of the Alexandrian church from bits and pieces of:

1. Josephus
2. Hegesippus
3. Irenaeus's treatment of Hegesippus's Roman episcopal list
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark was Bishop of Alexandria c. 136 CE?
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Mark was Bishop of Alexandria c. 136 CE?

Eusebius has a pattern of defining the Alexandrian bishops according to texts. In Book 2 Peter's Mark is defined as THAT Mark who was the first bishop: And they say that Peter — when he had learned, through a revelation of the Spirit, of that which had been done — was pleased with the zeal of the me...