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What If Marcionism Had Triumphed?

Many historians enjoy playing the “What if . . ?” game.  What if the South had won the American Civil War?  What if Hitler had won WWII?  Bart Ehrman has speculated on:  What if Marcionism had triumphed over proto-orthodoxy? In his … Continue reading

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Marcion . . . Early Christian Heretic

Marcion of Sinope (ca 85-160) was a prominent heretic in early Christianity.  He believed that many of the teachings of Christ are incompatible with the actions of the Old Testament (OT) God, a view shared by many 21st-century Christians and … Continue reading

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Marcionite Bible

Marcion of Sinope (ca 85-160 AD), one of the prominent heretics in early Christianity, compiled the first-known version of the New Testament.  His bible took extreme measures to exclude references to the Old Testament.  The study of Jewish scriptures led Marcion to conclude … Continue reading

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