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by andrewcriddle
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: ergo, Josephus was a Justin Bieber fan
Replies: 22
Views: 20999

Re: ergo, Josephus was a Justin Bieber fan

See also Tacitus Histories Book 5 This worship, however introduced, is upheld by its antiquity; all their other customs, which are at once perverse and disgusting, owe their strength to their very badness. The most degraded out of other races, scorning their national beliefs, brought to them their c...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:09 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

....................................................... There is however another important point to be made here. It is worth to remind ourselves that Paul's letters do not - except in this instance - propagate the idea, common in the later Pastorals and the Acts that the person of Paul generated i...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Propaganda War Against Mythicism [Vridar]
Replies: 52
Views: 49198

Re: The Propaganda War Against Mythicism [Vridar]

Gospel of Barnabas: (Used by the Quranic compliers - "The wonderful God" swaps Judas with Jesus, and Judas is the one crucified ....) ‘And Judas the traitor entered before the rest into the place from which Jesus had just been taken up. And the disciples were sleeping. And the wonderful God acted w...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:12 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

If the passages in Acts and 2 Corinthians show literary dependence (one is paraphrasing the other) then there are several reasons for thinking that Acts is paraphrasing 2 Corinthians rather than vice versa. 1/ SARGANH in 2 Corinthians is a rare word SPURIS in Acts a common word. It is more likely th...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:22 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

On the general issue of the term ethnarch we do have other though later examples of its use for an Arab leader. Philostorgius But Constantius, wishing to array the embassy with peculiar splendour, put on board of their ships two hundred well-bred horses from Cappadocia, and sent with them many other...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: ergo, Josephus was a Justin Bieber fan
Replies: 22
Views: 20999

Re: evidence of an earthly human Jesus in the Pauline epistl

Our only knowledge of the end of Gallio (from Jerome's version of Eusebius' chronicle) is Junius Annaeus Gallio, the brother of Seneca the outstanding declaimer, killed himself with his own hand, It is speculation (even if plausible speculation) to say he was a victim of Nero. Andrew Criddle Correc...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: ergo, Josephus was a Justin Bieber fan
Replies: 22
Views: 20999

Re: evidence of an earthly human Jesus in the Pauline epistl

I found out something interesting the other day. Gallio, proconsul in Corinth, that old bedrock of Pauline chronology. Wow, what a neat little coincidental detail, surely this is a sign of authenticity! I remember thinking so the first time I heard of him, probably in a Josh McDowell book in a muni...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Ethnarch of King Aretas? the legendary Damascus basket case
Replies: 250
Views: 123388

Re: evidence of an earthly human Jesus in the Pauline epistl

FWIW the earliest reference to 2 Corinthians 11:32 is Peter I of Alexandria (c. 300 - 311 CE) Epistula canonica (1) Date: ca.300 - ca.311 Genre: - Theme: Christian life Clavis: 1639 Biblio: ROUTH M.J., Reliquiae sacrae, 4, 2e éd., Oxonii 1846, 23-45. 9 (p.35, l.1 - >) BP2 Then Eusebius (c. 320 CE?)...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Corinthians and the Temple Cult
Replies: 18
Views: 18527

Re: The Dating, Authorship, and Meaning of the Pauline Epist

The word θυσιαστηριον can be found in Jdg 2:2 for the altars of the inhabitants of the land. In Jdg 6:28, 30-32 it's an altar of Baal, also in 1 Kgs 16:32, 18:26, 2 Kgs 11:18. In 2 Kgs 21:5 it's an altar to all the powers of heaven. I noted in my reply to Jay that θυσιαστηριον is occasionally used ...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: the name "Paul"
Replies: 25
Views: 23330

Re: evidence of an earthly human Jesus in the Pauline epistl

Is it true that Paulus is a previously unknown name ?

It seems to be a standard Roman name.

Andrew Criddle