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by andrewcriddle
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Luukeey! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do. Did Original "Luke" Have No Resurrection Sightings?
Replies: 23
Views: 3212

Re: Luukeey! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do. Did Original "Luke" Have No Resurrection Sightings?

I think we would have to assume that the text form of Luke known to Eusebius did not contain any appearances of Jesus at the tomb, but did contain at least some version of the Road to Emmaus story. To put that another way, I don't think there's any evidence that the text form of Luke known to Euseb...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Stylometric Analysis of the Mar Saba Letter
Replies: 8
Views: 1889

Re: A Stylometric Analysis of the Mar Saba Letter

I've been reading the article. What it does is compile a list of all 4 character sequences from the Mar Saba letter. It then compiles a list of 4 character sequences from passages from the protrepticus the paedagogus and the stromata. It uses the the list of sequences from these passages to construc...
by andrewcriddle
Sat May 30, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Bizarre Wikipedia page
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Bizarre Wikipedia page

I was looking up information about the occultist De Laurence and came across this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._W._de_Laurence De Laurence died on 11 September 1936 in Chicago, at the age of 68. He died mysteriously, he said that there is no big deal as per the death and resurrection of our Lord...
by andrewcriddle
Tue May 26, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger
Replies: 197
Views: 32058

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: 197
Views: 32058

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: 197
Views: 32058

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: 197
Views: 32058

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: 197
Views: 32058

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: 6
Views: 2998

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: 13633

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 ...