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by StephenGoranson
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Shapira NOT a Forgery
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: Shapira NOT a Forgery

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by StephenGoranson
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Shapira NOT a Forgery
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: Shapira NOT a Forgery

Further discussion: Benjamin D. Suchard. The "Valediction of Moses" is not a proto-Deuteronomy: evidence from the verbal system. A five-page paper and then discussion at academia.edu https://www.academia.edu/46783534/The_Valediction_of_Moses_is_not_a_proto_Deuteronomy_evidence_from_the_verbal_system...
by StephenGoranson
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Shapira NOT a Forgery
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: Shapira NOT a Forgery

Though I agree with almost everything Christopher Rollston wrote, that the Shapira strips apparently burned in a particular house fire, as was once thought, turned out not to be the case. As Matthew Hamilton of Australia showed, the pieces were sold (for a small amount) to Philip Brookes Mason, who ...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Revisiting Philo's Therapeutae and their Context/Timeline
Replies: 10
Views: 3817

Re: Revisiting Philo's Therapeutae and their Context/Timeline

For a proposed dating of De Vita Contemplativa to the 40s CE, if I may copy a 2018 comment: A new (2018) book, Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography, by Maren R. Niehoff, proposes that he had a change in philosophy after his mission to Rome. A review is here: http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2018/2...
by StephenGoranson
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Scroll, Cave of Horror
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: Scroll, Cave of Horror

Associated Press, with photo of fragments "The fragments of parchment bear lines of Greek text from the books of Zechariah and Nahum and have been radiocarbon dated to the 2nd century AD, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority." https://www.usnews.com/news/news/articles/2021-03-16/israeli-exp...
by StephenGoranson
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Good resources on ancient Jewish demonology?
Replies: 6
Views: 1994

Re: Good resources on ancient Jewish demonology?

From <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ancientjewreview.com/articles/2021/3/7/book-note-demons-angels-and-writing-in-ancient-judaism__;!!OToaGQ!9ZehOji5oleSVzEzki1Dt5tmavZuc1PHerb8zO7R_tuSFhTT4XGxhvlOP3Q18Wjs$ >: ====================== ANCIENT JEW REVIEW Book Note | Demons, Angels, and Writin...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Valediction of Moses: New Evidence on the Shapira Deuteronomy Fragments
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: The Valediction of Moses: New Evidence on the Shapira Deuteronomy Fragments

People more familiar with Devarim than I will decide whether the Shapira ms will ever be accepted as ancient or not. A few observations. “It would surely be unusual for a forger to labor to understand a text that he himself had devised or inscribed.” (ZAW 19). Aint necessarily so. The article (1) na...
by StephenGoranson
Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Shapira NOT a Forgery
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: Shapira NOT a Forgery

I have not yet read the Idan Dershowitz article, ZAW 33.1 (2021) 1-22 mentioned in New York Times yesterday https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/10/arts/bible-deuteronomy-discovery.html?searchResultPosition=1 (Shlomo Guil in PEQ 149 (2017) 6-27 also made a case—unpersuasive imo—for authenticity.) But Chr...