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by ficino
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Ancient forgeries - review
Replies: 0
Views: 573

Ancient forgeries - review

The reviewed volume may be interesting, although apparently it is sloppily edited. It includes chapters on Karen King's "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" (forgery); the Report of Pilate to Tiberius (forgery, as I gather); Morton Smith's Mar Saba fragment of Mark (authenticity defended by Scott Brown); etc. ht...
by ficino
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Translations of Josephus
Replies: 18
Views: 2633

Re: Translations of Josephus

Many universities and some learned societies provide access to digitized volumes of the entire Loeb Classics series. You have to have access through the institution, though.
by ficino
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Porphyry, "Against the Christians" new edition of fragments
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Porphyry, "Against the Christians" new edition of fragme

Blood wrote:Will there be an English translation?
Not that I've heard of. Books written for specialists usually aren't, though sometimes they are.
by ficino
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Porphyry, "Against the Christians" new edition of fragments
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Porphyry, "Against the Christians" new edition of fragments

See review of new edition of fragments of Porphyry's Against the Christians . The author, Matthias Becker, provides a German introduction, translation and notes. According to the review, Becker takes a middle course between maximal and minimal acceptance of given passages in other writers as genuine...
by ficino
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: review of John Granger Cook on Roman Crucifixion
Replies: 0
Views: 610

review of John Granger Cook on Roman Crucifixion

In October 2015 I posted a note that John Granger Cook has a book out on crucifixion in the Roman world. Here is a review of that book in Bryn Mawr Classical Review. The reviewer is James H. Dee, Classics prof. emeritus of Loyola Univ., Chicago: http://www.bmcreview.org/2017/01/20170119.html The rev...
by ficino
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus in the Talmud
Replies: 17
Views: 3175

Re: Jesus in the Talmud

I finally did hear back from Jacob, and basically, he told me that I would not find any good information regarding what the Avodah Zerah says about Jesus in current Talmudic works. According to him, he studied at Cambridge and he was privy to some "uncorrupted"versions of this book that have materi...
by ficino
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: lead tablets from Jordan - Jesus?
Replies: 7
Views: 2145

lead tablets from Jordan - Jesus?

Hi guys, it's been at least a year since I've been on here. I hope all are doing well. spin, it's good to see you back in action. When I left, you had been absent for a long time. So, there's already a new Handbook to Josephus, with a chapter on the TF by Alice Wheatley. Anyway, has anyone weighed i...
by ficino
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: More Talmud Business with Jesus
Replies: 7
Views: 1380

Re: More Talmud Business with Jesus

Hi Kris, are you familiar with Come And Hear? It gives translations of the Babylonian Talmud:

http://www.come-and-hear.com/talmud/

Unfortunately, I don't know of online texts from the Midrashim. I was forced to go to the library and look at Jacob Neusner's translations.

cheers, f
by ficino
Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Blackwell Companion to Josephus
Replies: 0
Views: 578

Blackwell Companion to Josephus

I have not seen this book itself but only received notice today that it is out in print and up for review at Classical Journal:

Chapman, Honora Howell and Zuleika Rodgers. A Companion to Josephus. West Sussex, U.K.: Wiley Blackwell, 2016. Pp. xvi + 472. Hardcover, $195.00. ISBN 978-1-4443-3533-0.
by ficino
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New edition of Porphyry "Against the Christians"
Replies: 1
Views: 532

New edition of Porphyry "Against the Christians"

Bryn Mawr Classical Review just listed this book as up for review. Is anyone a qualified reviewer? If so you may want to propose to BMCR that you review this volume, which they'll send to you. Becker, Matthias. Porphyrios, Contra Christianos. Neue Sammlung der Fragmente, Testimonien und Dubia mit Ei...