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by andrewcriddle
Tue May 26, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger
Replies: 160
Views: 11141

Re: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger

Why doesn't his exegesis work with Matthew 19:21? I see no difficulties. And besides you're assuming that Clement felt the four canonical gospels were of equal weight, equal authority. Why is that a better assumption than Clement preferred Mark? Not only does Eusebius assumes Mark founded the Alexa...
by andrewcriddle
Mon May 25, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger
Replies: 160
Views: 11141

Re: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger

The reason why Clement quotes from Mark rather than Matthew or Luke in Quis Dives is probably that the plausibility of his exegesis depends on the reading of his text of Mark 10:24 for those who trust in riches . This reading is found in many manuscripts of Mark but is absent in Matthew and Luke. An...
by andrewcriddle
Sun May 24, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger
Replies: 160
Views: 11141

Re: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger

The letter claims that Mark prepared two versions of his Gospel the shorter public version for the purpose of instruction and a longer esoteric version with extra material for the purpose of mystic initiation. It is legitimate to read the public version literally (although such a reading will be in...
by andrewcriddle
Sun May 24, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger
Replies: 160
Views: 11141

Re: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger

One issue with this thread is disagreement about what the author of the Mar Saba letter is claiming. This is a separate question from whether the claims are true and whether or not the author is really Clement of Alexandria, although the way one answers one of the questions obviously affects how one...
by andrewcriddle
Sat May 16, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger
Replies: 160
Views: 11141

Re: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger

This is not to say that there was never such a thing as a same-sex unions or that the word brother was never used for people in such a union. John Boswell's Same-Sex Unions in Pre-Modern Europe (1981) makes a number of controversial claims, but his claim that the Christian church performed rituals ...
by andrewcriddle
Tue May 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papyrus 20915 and Barnabas
Replies: 5
Views: 1485

Papyrus 20915 and Barnabas

I've been reading about this Papyrus 20915 It is a Coptic translation of a Alexandrian Christian work probably earlier than Clement of Alexandria. It makes use of the Epistle of Barnabas which it refers to as the words of Barnabas or similar. This is further evidence of the importance of Barnabas an...
by andrewcriddle
Sat May 02, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How Could Quesnell in 1983 Have Not Immediately Recognized to Theodore was a Recent Forgery if it Really Was?
Replies: 39
Views: 9568

Re: How Could Quesnell in 1983 Have Not Immediately Recognized to Theodore was a Recent Forgery if it Really Was?

On the question of possible parallels between the Dionysiaca and Secret Mark we should remember that Nonnus also composed a verse paraphrase of John's Gospel. Possibly at least some of the alleged parallels are actually parallels between the account of Staphylus in the Dionysiaca and the account of ...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: I have a question..
Replies: 3
Views: 1287

Re: I have a question..

Hi so, I've been wanting to start reading the church father's writings, and I started in Ignatius of Antioch. I noticed that on this website there are like three different translations of like Ignatius of Antioch to the Smyrnaeans and there was a 'shorter and longer version', so my question is, whi...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: I have a question..
Replies: 1
Views: 961

Re: I have a question..

Hi so, I've been wanting to start reading the church father's writings, and I started in Ignatius of Antioch. I noticed that on this website there are like three different translations of like Ignatius of Antioch to the Smyrnaeans and there was a 'shorter and longer version', so my question is, whi...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How Could Quesnell in 1983 Have Not Immediately Recognized to Theodore was a Recent Forgery if it Really Was?
Replies: 39
Views: 9568

Re: How Could Quesnell in 1983 Have Not Immediately Recognized to Theodore was a Recent Forgery if it Really Was?

I like you. I don't want to appear unkind. You know this is BS. The whole claims of "problems" with the MS. It is what it is. Even the "gay thing." Have you read this? https://secretmarkblog.blogspot.com/2020/04/nonnus-and-secret-mark.html?m=1 I think this closes the book on Secret Mark. Best thing...