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by halibot
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: EPISTLE OF BARNABAS (1st-mid-2nd c.) on Christ "in the flesh in/and a figure" (SOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re: EPISTLE OF BARNABAS (1st-mid-2nd c.) on Christ "in the flesh in/and a figure"

I'm not sure you can argue Docetism from the language of the text here, particularly since τύπῳ is qualified by ἐν σαρκί. I think it's rather in this sense: ② embodiment of characteristics or function of a model, copy, image But the theology of the apostolic fathers is not all that well defined, so...
by halibot
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: EPISTLE OF BARNABAS (1st-mid-2nd c.) on Christ "in the flesh in/and a figure" (SOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

EPISTLE OF BARNABAS (1st-mid-2nd c.) on Christ "in the flesh in/and a figure" (SOLVED)

One of the differences among scholars is whether the Epistle of Barnabas is "Docetic", referring to those who claimed that Jesus only "seemed" to be in the flesh. Those who consider it Docetic think that Chapter 12:10-11 says that Christ was manifested in the flesh in a figure, and that he was not ...
by halibot
Thu May 30, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: CHRISTIAN SIBYLLINE ORACLES (80-250 AD) 3 Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 927

CHRISTIAN SIBYLLINE ORACLES (80-250 AD) 3 Questions

The Christian Sybilline Oracles are poems written in Greek by Christian authors in the style of oracles ascribed to pagan sibyls. The 14 "Books" (Volumes) of the Christian Sibylline Oracles, along with 7 fragments found in Lactantius and Theophilus of Antioch, can be found here: http://www.sacred-te...
by halibot
Tue May 21, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: SENECA'S DE IRA (c.41 AD - mid-First century) 4 translation questions
Replies: 2
Views: 586

SENECA'S DE IRA (c.41 AD - mid-First century) 4 translation questions

Some writers have proposed that Seneca, in his essay "On Anger"/"De Ira", alluded to Jesus when he spoke of a foreign crucified leader. Volume I of De Ira in Latin is here: https://www.thelatinlibrary.com/sen/sen.ira1.shtml Volume II of De Ira in Latin is here: https://www.thelatinlibrary.com/sen/se...
by halibot
Tue May 21, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Sumerian
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: Sumerian

While we have deciphered Sumerian cuneiform, one of the linguistic mysteries from the Sumerian time period (c. 3500-2200 BC) remains the Indus Valley script. Egypt, Sumeria, and the Indus Valley civilization were three of the largest in that time period to use writing, but the Indus writing system r...
by halibot
Tue May 21, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: SENECA THE YOUNGER (c. 4 BC – AD 65) 3 questions related to Christianity
Replies: 0
Views: 934

SENECA THE YOUNGER (c. 4 BC – AD 65) 3 questions related to Christianity

Seneca was a famous Stoic philosopher and Nero's tutor. (Question 1) What did Seneca probably think about Christianity? The surviving correspondence between Seneca and Paul is probably counterfeit, so he did not make open public statements about it. We don't know if he accepted or rejected Christian...
by halibot
Mon May 20, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What does Decius Mundus mean?
Replies: 1
Views: 434

What does Decius Mundus mean?

(Question) What does "Decius Mundus" mean in Latin? This was the name of the Roman who tricked Paulina into having sex with him in Josephus' Antiquities, Book 18. It looks like the characters in Josephus' stories of Paulina and Fulvia have allegorical meanings. In Paulina's story, Decius Mundus fel...
by halibot
Mon May 20, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: JOSEPHUS' ANTIQUITIES (Books XVI-XX) 4 Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1413

JOSEPHUS' ANTIQUITIES (Books XVI-XX) 4 Questions

The Greek text of Josephus' Antiquities can be found here: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/tex ... ection%3D1 (Question 1) Did the Eunuchs have intimate relations or criminal conversation with King Herod's son Alexander in Antiquities, Book XVI, Chp. 8? The passage says in Greek: καί τις ἀγγέλλε...
by halibot
Sun May 19, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Reading 1st century writings on Christianity
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: Reading 1st century writings on Christianity

Thanks, Bedwere. I made two threads about this so far: HELLENISTIC SYNAGOGAL PRAYERS (100 - 380 AD) Question on "Positive Law" https://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=69240 JOSEPHUS' ANTIQUITIES (Books I-XVI) 4 Questions https://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-forum/viewtopic.php?...
by halibot
Sat May 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: JOSEPHUS' ANTIQUITIES (Books I-XVI) 4 Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

JOSEPHUS' ANTIQUITIES (Books I-XVI) 4 Questions

Josephus' Antiquities are one of the most famous sources outside the Bible from the first century AD on John the Baptist, Jesus, and his brother James. Many scholars consider Josephus' passage about Jesus (the "Testimonium Flavianum") to be either an interpolation or to have been reworked by Christi...
by halibot
Sat May 18, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: HELLENISTIC SYNAGOGAL PRAYERS (100 - 380 AD) Question on "Positive Law"
Replies: 1
Views: 568

HELLENISTIC SYNAGOGAL PRAYERS (100 - 380 AD) Question on "Positive Law"

According to some scholars like James Charlesworth, some sections of the Apostolic Constitutions make up what he refers to as the "Hellenistic Synagogal Prayers". They theorize that the prayers were used in synagogues around the first century AD, and then adapted for Church usage. They estimate that...
by halibot
Sat May 18, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: recent tomos
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Re: recent tomos

It's hard to find a perfect analogy. Maybe it would be like the Lutheran church in Germany announcing to the Finns (over the Finns' objections based on church regulations) that the Karelians now have their own autocephalous church, even if around half of the Karelian Lutherans want to stay under the...
by halibot
Sat May 18, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Reading 1st century writings on Christianity
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Reading 1st century writings on Christianity

Hello! Recently I read all the extrabiblical writings that scholars think might be composed in the first century AD concerning Christianity. In the course of reading them, some questions came up for me about the meaning of Greek and Latin terms that weren't cleared up by checking different translati...