Those familiar with the many early versions of the Lord’s Prayer know how varied its forms were from text to text. Now that we have a solid basis for Qn–its themes, language, and concerns–we can now put together a reasonable reconstruction of the very earliest recoverable version of the Lord’s Prayer.Read More »
With every passing day I apply scientific signals analysis triangulation techniques to study the Gospel parallels, the more patently obvious it becomes that Gospel of Marcion was a much earlier text that Late Luke (or what some scholars anachronistically call “canonical Luke”). Sure, there are lots of parallels between Gospel of Marcion and Late Luke. But why is it that Gospel of Marcion is usually missing distinctive Markan traditions and is almost always missing distinctive Matthean traditions that Late Luke incorporated?Read More »
Ellipses appear almost everywhere throughout the critical edition of the Gospel of Marcion. In the new annotated critical edition and translation I’m busily compiling, I’m deliberately leaving out the ellipses. More often then not, I’m utterly astonished at how well the narrative flows without them and the absolutely new insights opening up because of that simple editorial decision to read the words in the Gospel of Marcion as we have them, in the order we have them.Read More »
Stand in amazement! At least some parts of the Gospel of Marcion have the most primitive/oldest versions of the Gospel resurrection story. This includes Qn 24.1, which is almost certainly used by Mark. Matthew in turn uses Mark, and Late Luke uses Qn apart from and yet through Mark (our third, dependent signal type).Read More »
The Gospel of Marcion has a really strange construction in Qn 7.28, μείζων γυναικῶν Ἰωάννου. If we simply read it on its face, it says, “A greater one from John’s women.” The following passages in Qn are all about the “sinful woman” (Qn 7.36-50) and then the litany of Jesus’ female followers/patrons (Qn 8.1-3).Read More »
James McGrath over at Patheos blogs his initial response to my findings. By way of response, to put it simply, the very first Gospel (Qn) that I’ve discovered for the first time in history is at its core the Gospel of Marcion aka Early Luke minus Markan content and few redactions made by the compiler of Early Luke.Read More »
Short Smartypants Jewish Spartacus
Makes me wonder if Mary Magdalene was ancient Judea’s version of Mrs. Maisel. 😉Read More »
Even the antique Humanist and Statesman Cicero could see in his dreams that the heavenly bodies sing with cosmic music. Humans are evolved Big Brains, everyone a potential Humanist-Scientist, born to intuit deep truths of the universe even in our dreams if need be. Homo sapiens scientia.
A generous quotation follows. I encourage you to relish each word.Read More »
Stars are cosmic signal broadcast stations from deep space.
Ancient human texts are paper-based broadcast stations from deep history.
I’m verklempt. Please talk amongst yourselves.
[All of the above should be read in the uniquely Yiddish accent of Mike Myers in his persona as the female host of Coffee Talk.]
bell hooks asked me
when you marry
to orality, acousticality, signality
then every interdependent human text
can be tagged and connected
i think i just gave birth to the matrix
please don’t be mad at me
for something that was supposed to be
did you know the wachowski sisters are prophets?
jack esqueleto told me