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by DCHindley
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus
Replies: 50
Views: 1292

Re: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus

Hmm, actually if we consider that part of the Testimonium to be genuine, maybe up to the line where he is called Christ, which according to the remarks of Origen was not there yet, I think you could make a case in which Josephus is only smirking about this Jesus in his usual fashion when he relates...
by DCHindley
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus
Replies: 50
Views: 1292

Re: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus

... the Jesus son of Shapat (leader of a band of "robbers" in Tiberias) may be same as Jesus son of Sapphias (governor of Tiberias). FWIW, a full list of Jesuses in Josephus would include: War (18) 2:566 Jesus, son of Sapphias – Governor of Tiberias. 2:599 Jesus, son of Sapphias – Governor of Tiber...
by DCHindley
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus
Replies: 50
Views: 1292

Re: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus

davidlau17, I cane up with 17,* but a couple could be the same person. FWIW, the vast number of mentions of the name "Jesus" in Josephus' works referred to Joshua son of Nun in the books of the Antiquities (67 times). Jesus/(Joshua) son of Nun is mentioned only once in War . Joshua the son of Nun s...
by DCHindley
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus
Replies: 50
Views: 1292

Re: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus

davidlau17, I cane up with 17,* but a couple could be the same person. FWIW, the vast number of mentions of the name "Jesus" in Josephus' works referred to Joshua son of Nun in the books of the Antiquities (67 times). Jesus/(Joshua) son of Nun is mentioned only once in War . Josephus' autobiography,...
by DCHindley
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus
Replies: 50
Views: 1292

Re: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus

When I read works by Josephus, I'm struck by how many figures are given the name Jesus/ Joshua. I realize this is hardly a novel perception; many others have noticed the enormous number of Jesuses mentioned throughout Wars , Antiquities , and Josephus' Vita . An explanation often given is that the ...
by DCHindley
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: SENECA THE ELDER'S HISTORIES FOUND AT HERCULANEUM
Replies: 8
Views: 2101

Re: SENECA THE ELDER'S HISTORIES FOUND AT HERCULANEUM

Thanks ben.

However, I can see why no one ever seems to respond to these links without comments.
by DCHindley
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: SENECA THE ELDER'S HISTORIES FOUND AT HERCULANEUM
Replies: 8
Views: 2101

Re: SENECA THE ELDER'S HISTORIES FOUND AT HERCULANEUM

Are we getting our seniors & juniors mixed up? de vita patris (cod. vat. niebuhr 103sq) is attributed to Seneca junior. But wasn't the fragment supposed to be by Seneca senior? That site you kinked to does provide a full set of links to known or proposed works & fragments of Lucius Annaeus Seneca iu...
by DCHindley
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Eusebius as a forger.
Replies: 96
Views: 21321

Re: Eusebius as a forger.

David Hindley asked: Ken, Have you considered the issue of opportunity? Yes, quite a bit. Particularly in the Eusebian Reading paper. If you're asking where Eusebius' copy of the Antiquities came from, I think it was brought to Caesarea from Alexandria by Origen. That's not provable but there's no ...
by DCHindley
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Eusebius as a forger.
Replies: 96
Views: 21321

Re: Eusebius as a forger.

Ken, Have you considered the issue of opportunity? Eusebius resides in Caesarea by the Sea, and this was where the manuscripts he kept in his library had come to be deposited, Perhaps some by Clement of Alexandria, some by Origen (maybe even the Hexapla), some by Philo (by way of Clement of Alex.?)....
by DCHindley
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Could the Emperor Maximinus Prescription of the Acts of Pilate Have Been 'Positive' - i.e. to Support a Particular Sect?
Replies: 21
Views: 1084

Re: Could the Emperor Maximinus Prescription of the Acts of Pilate Have Been 'Positive' - i.e. to Support a Particular S

Parker & Dubberstein (Babylonian Chronology) dates Nisan 15 of 21 CE, based on Cunieform tablets, to April 17 (Julian) 21 CE. Whether that is a Friday or not I do not know. It is also not known if the Judeans were following Babylonian 19 year intercalation cycle at this time, or doing it independen...