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by Secret Alias
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gnosticism Historicized: Historical Figures and Movements
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Gnosticism Historicized: Historical Figures and Movements

As long as we realize that there were people who called themselves 'gnostikoi' but that there was no sect per se of 'gnostics.'
by Secret Alias
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul and Marcion
Replies: 31
Views: 1190

Re: Paul and Marcion

But remember that Irenaeus only 'corrects' the dogma of earlier writers like Justin. In the case of Justin it is clear that Irenaeus latched on to the Father but was troubled by his positing of 'two powers.' Justin's debate with Trypho seems to be the mirror image (only from reverse) of the Mekhilta...
by Secret Alias
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul and Marcion
Replies: 31
Views: 1190

Re: Paul and Marcion

It is note worthy that the word מס֗בת appears at Qumran but no one knows what it means.
by Secret Alias
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul and Marcion
Replies: 31
Views: 1190

Re: Paul and Marcion

The Mandaeans were known in Arabic as subba (baptisers) = to immerse' or 'to dip' and so on.
by Secret Alias
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul Had Tattoos
Replies: 23
Views: 934

Re: Paul Had Tattoos

And if so would Paul be calling himself a slave of a slave?
I think Paul often speaks as Christ that Christ is speaking through him, that Christ is in him. So just a slave.
by Secret Alias
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul Had Tattoos
Replies: 23
Views: 934

Re: Paul Had Tattoos

But let's suppose that the marks on the slaves were as a result of them being captured. The marks are 'the marks of Jesus.' In other words, Jesus being a captured slave. They would have branded him (theoretically) with an 'F' or a stigma because he was a fugitive slave or the stigma because of the v...
by Secret Alias
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Those who sought the child's life are dead.
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Those who sought the child's life are dead.

So an echo of Exodus. Yes. The Easter service too. Calls into question how much of the Gospel narrative is real. A patchwork of scriptural references.
by Secret Alias
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The exegetical origins of the feeding of the 5000 (or 4000).
Replies: 37
Views: 3162

Re: The exegetical origins of the feeding of the 5000 (or 4000).

Walked into that one. Odd that he consistently does that
by Secret Alias
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul Had Tattoos
Replies: 23
Views: 934

Re: Paul Had Tattoos

Redeemed slaves were branded with a Latin F if I am not mistaken = Christian redemption.

Update: its more complicated https://www.britannica.com/topic/brandi ... tification
by Secret Alias
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul and Marcion
Replies: 31
Views: 1190

Re: Paul and Marcion

The older I get the less I know. But here's what I am still stuck on. 1. If Mark wrote the most productive gospel how could it have been so productive without there being an established exegesis which accompanied it? An example. Socrates was whatever the historical Socrates was. Plato's Socrates was...