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by andrewcriddle
Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Normative Judaism, or evolution from/after the Septuagint?
Replies: 31
Views: 37927

Re: Hadrian and the Christians

There must have been enough Christians in 177 CE to justify the persecutions in Gaul. If they were some insignificant group, why persecute them? I think the persecutions in Gaul are partly measures against an unpoplular etnic minority. Christians were a significant minority among immigrants into Ga...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Christianity in Jewish literature
Replies: 20
Views: 18334

Re: Christianity in Jewish literature

No, Andrew. There are no references anywhere in any Talmudic text referring to the Jesus character of the texts of the New Testament. And if fact, there are no references to Christians or Jesus in the Gemara which covers the third and fourth centuries in Palestine. The Babylonian Talmud makes no re...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: C.S. Lewis on anthropomorphic language
Replies: 27
Views: 30658

Re: C.S. Lewis on anthropomorphic language

C.S. Lewis' ideas in this article ultimately go back to the attempts by Pagan neoplatonists such as Proclus to justify anthropomorphism in Homer.

Andrew Criddlle
by andrewcriddle
Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: documents concerning Jesus traveling to India and Kashmir?
Replies: 6
Views: 12940

Re: documents concerning Jesus traveling to India and Kashmi

The tradition that Jesus went to Kashmir is apparently derives from the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barlaam_and_Josaphat legend (The Buddha becomes a Christian -originally Manichaean- Saint.) In the course of this legendary development Kushinara, (where the Buddha died), becomes confused with Kashm...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Were the Gospels Influential on Irenaeus's Martyrdom of ...
Replies: 6
Views: 13179

Re: Were the Gospels Influential on Irenaeus's Martyrdom of

Irenaeus is credited with writing the original account of Polycarp's death Is he? On what grounds? The end of the Martyrdom of Polycarp reads These things Caius transcribed from the copy of Irenaeus (who was a disciple of Polycarp), having himself been intimate with Irenaeus. And I Socrates transcr...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Christianity in Jewish literature
Replies: 20
Views: 18334

Re: Christianity in Jewish literature

I don't think Jewish sources provide evidence about Jesus himself. However there are references in the Tosefta to early 2nnd century disputes betwwen Rabbis and followers of Jesus.

AndrewCriddle