Candida moss on the dating of polycarp

29 Nov

John is described as wearing clothes of camel's hair, living on locusts and wild honey.

John proclaims baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sin, and says another will come after him who will not baptize with water, but with the Holy Spirit.

The atmosphere is not a perfume, it has no taste of the distillation, it is odorless, It is for my mouth forever, I am in love with it, I will go to the bank by the wood and become undisguised and naked, I am mad for it to be in contact with me. Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems, You shall possess the good of the earth and sun, (there are millions of suns left,) You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, nor look through the eyes of the dead, nor feed on the spectres in books, You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me, You shall listen to all sides and filter them from your self.BW3].——-Chapter 2 explores “Christian Borrowing of Jewish and Pagan Martyrdom Traditions.”Early Christian martyr acts occasionally allude to the Maccabean martyrs and, more rarely, to the example of Socrates, but it is an error to assume, as Moss does, that the presence of intertextual echoes means that narratives ostensibly relating actual events are nothing but “highly stylized re-writings of earlier traditions” (56).Luke has indeed given us a portrait of Jesus’ passion in which the central character is more resolute than in Mark.Scholars generally believe that it is authentic although in the form we have it may have been edited by others.The text also purports to contain, in his own words, the accounts of the visions of Saturus, another Christian martyred with Perpetua.Urge and urge and urge, Always the procreant urge of the world.Out of the dimness opposite equals advance, always substance and increase, always sex, Always a knit of identity, always distinction, always a breed of life.A voice from heaven then says, "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased." () Later in the gospel there is an account of John's death.It is introduced by an incident where the Tetrarch Herod Antipas, hearing stories about Jesus, imagines that this is John the Baptist raised from the dead.Whether this means that “Luke’s heavy-handed editorial work” constitutes over-writing the events with a non-Christian theology of noble death is another question (61).If Luke’s aim was to portray Jesus as a second Socrates, he could have made it a lot clearer.