Thursday, July 06, 2006

Guess the author

‘There was a certain madman named Carabbas, afflicted not with a wild, savage, and dangerous madness (for that comes on in fits without being expected either by the patient or by bystanders), but with an intermittent and more gentle kind; this man spent all this days and nights naked in the roads, minding neither cold nor heat, the sport of idle children and wanton youths’

Here is a clue:

ἦν τις μεμηνὼς ὄνομα Καραβᾶς οὐ τὴν ἀγρίαν καὶ θηριώδη μανίαν ἄσκηπτος γὰρ αὕτη γε καὶ τοῖς ἔχουσι καὶ τοῖς πλησιάζουσιν, ἀλλὰ τὴν ἀνειμένην καὶ μαλακωτέραν οὗτος διημέρευε καὶ διενυκτέρευε γυμνὸς ἐν ταῖς ὁδοῖς οὔτε θάλπος οὔτε κρυμὸν ἐκτρεπόμενος, ἄθυρμα νηπίων καὶ μειρακίων σχολαζόντω


At 7/06/2006 11:25 PM, Anonymous Steven Harris said...

Oo! Oo! I know - it's Philo.

It shows that Mark 5 is copied from Philo, and that Christianity is therefore a fake and the that the Gospels are all made up.

I've been reading too many atheist websites, obviously.

At 7/07/2006 11:44 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Steven, I stand (will, sit) awed at your knowledge of 1st century Jewish literature.

What a guy!

At 7/08/2006 12:55 AM, Anonymous Steven Harris said...

In all fairness, I think I actually wrote a paper that touched on that part of Philo last year ;-)


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