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by DCHindley
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Any other English translations of Josephus
Replies: 42
Views: 3769

Re: Any other English translations of Josephus

May I please ask which are the translations of Josephus' writings that you have found to be most accurate in your opinion? It's OK if you haven't read every translation out there. I just want to please ask what you have read at least parts of and found it to be the best. The translations I know of ...
by DCHindley
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fake News: Martyrdom of Peter and Paul
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Fake News: Martyrdom of Peter and Paul

The accounts of Luther's suicide are not only somewhat late (IIUC about 40 years after his death), they are found in hostile (Roman Catholic) sources and are contradicted by contemporary accounts. See Schaff I was a bit uneasy to see this overly strident, and let's face it nasty, side of Philip Sch...
by DCHindley
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Documentary Hypothesis in the 21st Century
Replies: 61
Views: 1606

Re: The Documentary Hypothesis in the 21st Century

I'm interested in reading Konrad Schmid's view and saw a book of his on Amazon.uk - Genesis and the Moses Story: Israel's Dual Origins in the Hebrew Bible . However as the single used copy available is selling for £1445.48 :eek: I don't imagine I'll be dipping into it any time soon. It's available ...
by DCHindley
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Documentary Hypothesis in the 21st Century
Replies: 61
Views: 1606

Re: The Documentary Hypothesis in the 21st Century

I'm interested in reading Konrad Schmid's view and saw a book of his on Amazon.uk - Genesis and the Moses Story: Israel's Dual Origins in the Hebrew Bible . However as the single used copy available is selling for £1445.48 :eek: I don't imagine I'll be dipping into it any time soon. It's available ...
by DCHindley
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Article on 1st cent. population of Sepphoris
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Article on 1st cent. population of Sepphoris

Academia.edu has a very interesting article by Nathan Schumer, "The Population Size of Sepphoris: Rethinking Urbanization in Early and Middle Roman Galilee" https://www.academia.edu/33894484/The_Population_Size_of_Sepphoris_Rethinking_Urbanization_in_Early_and_Middle_Roman He thinks that the consens...
by DCHindley
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: What's all this fuss about Slavonic Josephus?
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: What's all this fuss about Slavonic Josephus?

I made some formatting changes to get the text as close as possible to the original.

Any errors are mine alone.

DCH
by DCHindley
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: What's all this fuss about Slavonic Josephus?
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: What's all this fuss about Slavonic Josephus?

Well, I *could* omit the omissions, but must admit that I don't often omit admissions. :facepalm: [659] OMISSIONS IN THE SLAVONIC VERSION (BOOKS I-IV) The following complete sections have no equivalent in the Slavonic. The deficiency in some cases may be due to the translator, who curtailed a text w...
by DCHindley
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: What's all this fuss about Slavonic Josephus?
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: What's all this fuss about Slavonic Josephus?

Here is stuff that creeps into materials found at Greek books 3, 4, 5 & 6 (I said it stopped at book 5 but I was wrong, as I love to be). (15) The Trick by which Josephus saved his Life at Jotapata [In place of iii. 387-391 we read:] And he, commending his salvation to God the Protector, a said, "Si...
by DCHindley
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: What's all this fuss about Slavonic Josephus?
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: What's all this fuss about Slavonic Josephus?

That which is in Greek book 2: (9) ["John the Forerunner"] c [Inserted between ii. 110 and 111.] Now at that time there walked among the Jews a man in wondrous garb, for he had put animals' hair upon his body wherever it was not covered by his (own) hair ; and in countenance he was like a savage. He...
by DCHindley
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: What's all this fuss about Slavonic Josephus?
Replies: 4
Views: 169

What's all this fuss about Slavonic Josephus?

Slavonic whaaaaat? Josephus' Judean War , published as we know it in Greek around 75 CE, has been translated several time into languages like Latin. Sometimes the translations are quite close to the Greek, and more often than not are free paraphrases which omit some things and add others from altern...