Category Archives: Barnabas

The Formation of the New Testament

For my write-up today on The Cambridge History of Christianity: Origins to Constantine, I’ll highlight what Harry Gamble says on pages 212-213 about the formation of the New Testament. “By the end of the second century the church at large … Continue reading

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Three Social Skills, Finny, Baffling P, Homer: The Platonic Edition, Origen and AA, “Translation”, Me to a T

1.  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, pages 70-86: The lessons today were smile, call people by their names to show them that they’re important to you, and listen to them talk about themselves and their interests.  … Continue reading

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Uninspired LXX, Barnaban Antinomianism, Non-Israelite Kashrut

1. Benjamin Kedar, “The Latin Translations,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 320. “In order [for Jerome] to obtain the sense of the … Continue reading

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Legalistic Christians?

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 473. “[According to the Mishna, t]he discharge of certain duties secures the enjoyment of reward on earth and in the world to come; such … Continue reading

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Clement, Dispensationalism, and Salvation

For my daily quiet time, I’ve been reading early Christian writings, such as Shepherd of Hermas, Barnabas, and I-II Clement. Their Christianity seems to differ from dispensationalism, particularly the brand I encounter when I read Bullinger and Scofield. According to … Continue reading

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Sneaking Stuff In

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 385-386. “Akylas became celebrated through his new Greek translation of the Holy Scriptures. The license with which the Christians treated the old Greek version … Continue reading

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Quickly–In a Few Thousand Years!

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 167-168. “[Jesus’ disciples] believed that some then alive would not taste death until they had seen the Son of Man enter his kingdom. His … Continue reading

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