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by andrewcriddle
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Westar finally releases Acts Seminar Report
Replies: 35
Views: 31687

Re: Westar finally releases Acts Seminar Report

I think it would be very difficult for a 2nd century writer to produce a account of Paul's life as plausible as the one in Acts with no other sources whatever than the letters of Paul. Either Acts is earlier or the author had other sources for Paul's life. Andrew Criddle To explore the other half o...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Textual Criticism of Romans 16
Replies: 47
Views: 39623

Re: Textual Criticism of Romans 16

chapter 15 on internal evidence is clearly Pauline. Care to elaborate on this point? Romans 15:1-13 continues the argument of chapter 14. An ending at 14:23 is far too abrupt. Romans 15:14-32 is closely related too Romans 1:8-13 in theory this could be imitation by a later writer but it would be a ...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Westar finally releases Acts Seminar Report
Replies: 35
Views: 31687

Re: Westar finally releases Acts Seminar Report

I think it would be very difficult for a 2nd century writer to produce a account of Paul's life as plausible as the one in Acts with no other sources whatever than the letters of Paul.

Either Acts is earlier or the author had other sources for Paul's life.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Textual Criticism of Romans 16
Replies: 47
Views: 39623

Re: Textual Criticism of Romans 16

Andrew, you know what I am stuck on? The length of the letters and the two dimensional thinking of scholars. In a nutshell it comes down to this: 1. The letters are too long and 2. The only reason scholars accept the individual length of the Catholic epistles is because they come in a set of too lo...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Textual Criticism of Romans 16
Replies: 47
Views: 39623

Re: Textual Criticism of Romans 16

The following is based on reading Gamble's Textual History of the Letter to the Romans but on many points I differ from Gamble. I am far from certain I'm right but I think the argument is interesting. I'll present a number of claims briefly and try to expand on them in response to criticism. a/ Ther...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: a fragment of Papias
Replies: 7
Views: 7054

Re: a fragment of Papias

One possibility is that Papias on the basis of Jewish tradition, (e.g. the age at which levites entered full temple service), regarded full maturity as starting at agw thirty. Irenaeus ftom a hellenistic background regarded the age of full maturity as rather later and so misinterpreted Papias. Andre...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Syriac recension of Ignatius
Replies: 21
Views: 18388

Re: Syriac recension of Ignatius

............................................................ So the question as always is how do you reconcile these parallels? There seems to be three schools of thought: 1. Ignore them - i.e. Roger Pearse's approach here at the forum ('it's just coincidence') 2. Argue that Peregrinus wrote the le...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Zealots aka Galileans
Replies: 19
Views: 16671

Re: Zealots aka Galileans

Following up on our earlier discussion of Epictetus, I have found another text (a quote from Eusebius attributed to Hegesippus) that would lead us to believe that the Zealots were sometimes called Galileans. http://peterkirby.com/zealots-aka-galileans.html Cheers. Hi Peter In your blog post you men...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Ethnarch of King Aretas? the legendary Damascus basket case
Replies: 250
Views: 123388

Re: Ethnarch of King Aretas? the legendary Damascus basket c

Corinth (an important site of Paul's activities) was deserted in the 1st century BCE until being refounded in 44 BCE. Saying that it was deserted is not accurate. It ceased to be "a significant urban center". * * The Corinth of Paul's letters appears to have been an urban center, (With festivals in...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Ethnarch of King Aretas? the legendary Damascus basket case
Replies: 250
Views: 123388

Re: Ethnarch of King Aretas? the legendary Damascus basket c

[talking to spin] since it is 'most likely' that the Aretas in 2 Cor is Aretas III, the passage 'most likely' cannot have been authentic to Paul, since Paul didn't live at that time? I'm kind of curious to know how we know the letter-writer Paul didn't live in the first century BC (before 63 BC). F...