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Introducing: A Survey of the Manuscripts of Some Ancient Authors http://www.tertullian.org/rpearse/manuscripts/index.htm
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Introducing: Roger Pearse's Page http://www.tertullian.org/rpearse/
Note: Miscellaneous, Carlson's Gospel Hoax
I was the only magician that corresponded with ancient historian Morton Smith.
I may be wrong but I do not think the Secret Gospel of Mark fragment discovered
by Morton Smith in the Mar Saba monastery is a forgery. I am not convinced it is Ur-Mark. I suspect it
is an altered fragment of the Gospel of Mark and a product of the Carpocratians
as Clement of Alexandria insists.
Introducing: Clement of Alexandria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clement_of_Alexandria
Introducing: Carpocrates https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpocrates
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Introducing: Lucian of Samosata https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucian

Introducing: Lucian of Samosata records Alexander the False Prophet
My favorite ancient writer tells us of a con-artist.
http://www.tertullian.org/rpearse/lucian......nder.htm
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Introducing: Neil Sheehan http://www.achievement.org/achiever/neil-sheehan/

Introducing: Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan http://www.nytimes.com/1988/09/25/books/......nted=all
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Quote:
On Oct 2, 2017, NYCTwister wrote:
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On Oct 1, 2017, Dannydoyle wrote:
Looks like he got his second wind.


He IS enthusiastic though. You've got to give him credit for that.


Fascinating isn't it?
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<BR>In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act....George Orwell
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Introducing: Agent Orange, New York Times 2014 https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/12/us/ag......ans.html

Introducing: Agent Orange 2017 https://phys.org/news/2017-10-chemical-w......ter.html
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Introducing: A reading of the The Wonders of the Invisible World by Cotton Mather, 1693
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Introducing: Dr. Stanley M. Burstein http://coas.howard.edu/classics/main/BursteinBio.pdf
A kind letter (in the old days letters were personal and sent by post) convinced me to
learn more about critical ancient history. I became a member of the Association of
Ancient Historians. (only an amateur) If I remember correctly it was sometime in the 70s.
This was a wise decision. I began to recognize expertise and learn about solvable and
insolvable problems. I was and am still delighted.
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Introducing: The recent frequency of earthquakes in Nevada and California https://earthquaketrack.com/p/united-sta......a/recent
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Introducing: Maria Dzielska Maria Dzielska is an internationally recognized authority on the cultural life of the Roman Empire. She is Professor of Ancient Roman History at Jagiellonian University, Krakow.

Introducing: Hypatia of Alexandria by Maria Dzielska

Philosopher, mathematician, and teacher, Hypatia dominated the cultural life of Alexandria, Egypt, during the final decades of the fourth century. While she is regarded as one of the last Neoplatonists, only fragments of her writings exist, and details of her life are sketchy. In attempting to add dimension to this legend, historian Dzielska (Jagiellonian Univ., Cracow, Poland) utilizes the few primary sources available, notably the letters of Hypatia's student Synesius. Though her scholarship is commendable, the author fails to substantiate generalized observations about Hypatia's personality with specific illustrations. Her conclusions-that Hypatia was nearly 60 at the time of her death, that she edited the extant works of other Alexandrian philosophers, and that her gruesome murder in 415 was a by-product of a power struggle among Christian factions in the city-do not significantly alter or add to general knowledge of this noble woman.

This gem of academic detective work may be the last word on a subject that has fascinated for centuries. (Anthony Gottlieb New York Times Book Review)

There's a lot of mis-information about Hypatia in many secondary sources. Maria Dzielska is meticulous about disentangling fact from speculation; meticulous, too, about documenting her sources and leading her readers, via her footnotes, to a variety of interesting discussions about the various points at issue.
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Introducing: Ernest S. Frerichs, renowned scholar of the Hebrew Bible and Biblical interpretation, passed away on November 11, 2013, at the age of 88. From 1943 to 1946, he served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II, for which he was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Bronze Star Medal for his participation in the Battle of the Vosges Mountains in eastern France.

Dr. Frerichs subsequently earned an A.B. from Brown University in 1948, an A.M. in government from Harvard University in 1949, an S.T.B. from Boston University in 1952 and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Boston University in 1957. He was appointed a trustee of the Albright Institute in 1974 and served as the institute’s president from 1976 to 1982. In 1995, he became the executive director and president of the Dorot Foundation, a family foundation with a long history in Jewish higher education. In this position, Frerichs succeeded the legendary archaeological philanthropist Joy Ungerleider-Mayerson, who established the foundation in 1972 and served as its president until her death in 1994. Dr. Frerichs coedited or authored 16 books and numerous articles, and for 13 seasons he acted as the national director of volunteer and consortium relationships for the Tel Miqne-Ekron Excavation and Publication Project. In 1998, his contributions to the field were celebrated in the festschrift Hesed ve-Emet: Studies in Honor of Ernest S. Frerichs, edited by Jodi Magness and Seymour Gitin (Atlanta: Scholars Press), which contained essays by his students, friends and colleagues.

Introducing: Leonard H. Lesko (born 1938) was the Chairman of the Department of Egyptology at Brown University and held the Charles Edwin Wilbour Professorship. In 1961, he received a B.A. in Classics from Loyola University Chicago, and his masters in 1964. In 1969, he received a Ph.D. in "Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations-Egyptology" at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Brown faculty in 1982, he held various teaching positions at University of California-Berkeley.

Lesko is an expert in Egyptian languages including Old, Middle, and Late Egyptian, Demotic, and Coptic. He has also studied the Coffin Texts, The Book of the Dead and Deir el-Medina. Along with his wife, Barbara Lesko, he edited 'A Dictionary of Late Egyptian.'

Introducing: Exodus: The Egyptian Evidence editors Ernest S. Frerichs and Leonard H. Lesko
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I like fascinating topics. Even when they are covered in hot buttons. What are you learning from these sources?
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Professor, How about a little music? You ain't seen nothin yet!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6rBK0BqL2w Tina S Moonlight Sonata 3rd movement by Beethoveen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIGfO2Dgc9Y VIValdi Tina S

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-zCkDOwNTs Anastasia Huffman Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven
vo-14-op27 #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNL3nace5PY Tina S the Loner by Gary Moore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BmwBHEL5TY Tina S Comfortably Numb by David Gilmore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJi8iSpzq9I Tina S For the Love of God by Steve Vai
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That's alright Professor, but I'd like to hear something melodic from some of the older jazz masters.
They seem to be forgotten. How about this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ahheq32NPo Johnny Smith Trio Autumn Nocturne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x52x5hjpD5k Charlie Christian Stompin at the Savoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAsEfhU2Ehg Barney Kessel Autumn Leaves
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOm17yw__6U Wes Montgomery Round Midnight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6jwvS0mHwo Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli
Sheik of Araby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QOd7urjwTQ Django Reinhardt Blues
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Introducing: Khirbet Qeiyafa and the Khirbet Qeiyafa Inscription ( Notice different translations etc.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khirbet_Qe......cription

Introducing: Israel Finkelstein https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Finkelstein
Introducing: Khirbet Qeiyafa: An Unsensational Archaeological and Historical Interpretation
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Finkelstein is correct. You DO NOT conduct critical archaeology at Khirbet Qeiyafa with a bulldozer!
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Every detail mattered to someone at some time.
Appealing digressions from Herodotus to Swift add to the tales.
As do fancies including Borges new world.
And offerings of Shakespeare and Opera in Klingon or history reimagined by Hallmark.
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Introducing: Why the 2017 fire season is shaping up to be one of California's worst
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Introducing: A very famous scam line: THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO .... [be able to receive something that will put money in your pocket.] Don't fall for it. Remember NO ONE gives you something for FREE. Before you sign something turn it over and read the back.
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Here's a good line of info too: https://medium.com/@philipn/want-to-see-......db00d024

just saying.

In the mean time I'm reading George Kennedy's book on Aristotle's Rhetoric.
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