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by Jax
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who existed ? When ? Where ?
Replies: 287
Views: 113755

Re: Who existed ? When ? Where ?

I used to assume that Paul had written seven authentic letters: 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, 1 Thessalonians, Philippians, Romans and Philemon. But further research on this subject has convinced me that Philemon is rather part of the pseudepigraphy of Ephesians and Colossians. I don't h...
by Jax
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who existed ? When ? Where ?
Replies: 287
Views: 113755

Re: Who existed ? When ? Where ?

Gday maryhelena, It is by stepping outside the story and allowing evidence based history to shine a light upon the story - rather than hoping ones interpretation of the story will shine light upon history - that has the potential to move along the search for early christian origins. Thanks, glad yo...
by Jax
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who existed ? When ? Where ?
Replies: 287
Views: 113755

Re: Who existed ? When ? Where ?

Gday, Just as a worked example, what do you estimate about John the Baptist? I reckon the best evidence for him is secondary (Josephus Antiquities , their lives don't overlap), and the rest of the evidence coincides with the Jesus corpus (both men are mentioned in the same four books which focus on...
by Jax
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who existed ? When ? Where ?
Replies: 287
Views: 113755

Re: Who existed ? When ? Where ?

Gday :) Paul. 98% Paul wrote letters mid 1st century - from primary evidence, although corrupt. Various cities around the Eastern Mediterranean. Which Paul? The person who wrote the Big Seven, who we call 'Paul'. Kapyong Gday Kapyong, Greetings from the other forum. :) I used to assume that Paul ha...
by Jax
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who existed ? When ? Where ?
Replies: 287
Views: 113755

Re: Who existed ? When ? Where ?

Paul called Peter always "Cephas", in 1 Corinthians and Galatians. The two occurrences of "Peter" are in Gal 2:7-8. But, except for "on the contrary", these two verses are most likely an interpolation: see https://depts.drew.edu/jhc/Barnikol.html . Cordially, Bernard See also 'Galatians 2:7b-8 as a...
by Jax
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Whatever happened to ... the "Journal of Higher Criticism"?
Replies: 21
Views: 29264

Re: Whatever happened to ... the "Journal of Higher Criticism"?

I am attempting to find an article from the Journal of Higher Criticism: Rainer Reuter, ‘Introduction to Synoptic Work on the New Testament Epistles’, Journal of Higher Criticism 9.2 (Fall 2002), pp. 246-58 as listed in the bibliography of On the Historicity of Jesus by Richard Carrier http://www.r...
by Jax
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Whatever happened to ... the "Journal of Higher Criticism"?
Replies: 21
Views: 29264

Re: Whatever happened to ... the "Journal of Higher Criticism"?

I am attempting to find an article from the Journal of Higher Criticism: Rainer Reuter, ‘Introduction to Synoptic Work on the New Testament Epistles’, Journal of Higher Criticism 9.2 (Fall 2002), pp. 246-58 as listed in the bibliography of On the Historicity of Jesus by Richard Carrier http://www.ri...
by Jax
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: There was an apparent boom in Jesus stories after the first gospel?
Replies: 11
Views: 6843

Re: There was an apparent boom in Jesus stories after the first gospel?

Accepting a 2nd century dating for all of the Gospels is kind of tough, as the first Gospel, usually thought to be Mark, can possibly be as early as the 70's in the 1st century. The last Gospel, possibly Luke, may be as late as after the introduction of the Marcion canon somewhere in the 140's. Thi...
by Jax
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: There was an apparent boom in Jesus stories after the first gospel?
Replies: 11
Views: 6843

Re: There was an apparent boom in Jesus stories after the first gospel?

Accepting a 2nd century dating for all of the Gospels is kind of tough, as the first Gospel, usually thought to be Mark, can possibly be as early as the 70's in the 1st century. The last Gospel, possibly Luke, may be as late as after the introduction of the Marcion cannon somewhere in the 140's. Thi...
by Jax
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New Fragment of Mark! Dated 1st century!
Replies: 44
Views: 18921

Re: New Fragment of Mark! Dated 1st century!

It was always possible to date gMark, and gMatthew, earlier than Antiquities and its dating of 93/94 c.e. The mention in both these gospels of Herodias being married to Philip establishes that. (The Herodias and Philip material in Slavonic Josephus supports the gMark and gMatthew account). Josephus...