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by ficino
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: More Talmud Business with Jesus
Replies: 7
Views: 4219

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: 1961

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: 2351

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...
by ficino
Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New book on crucifixion in the ancient world
Replies: 13
Views: 13280

New book on crucifixion in the ancient world

Some of you may be interested in this book, the title of which I just saw announced:

Cook, John Granger. Crucifixion in the Mediterranean world. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 327. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015. xxiv, 522 p. € 69.00 (pb). ISBN 9783161537646.
by ficino
Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Christian Monasticism started in Egypt +/- the East
Replies: 1
Views: 1843

Re: Christian Monasticism started in Egypt +/- the East

A good overview of the beginning of the movement, and of its interactions with and influence on Christians outside of monasteries (to say nothing of "pagans"), is Peter Brown's The Body and Society. In his 2008 edition he adds a long introduction in which he states how his own views evolved since th...
by ficino
Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Talmud and Messianc Texts vs Christian Sites
Replies: 6
Views: 3546

Re: Talmud and Messianc Texts vs Christian Sites

Anyway, as we've debated before, Daniel seems a mess to me. chapter 9 says that seven weeks and sixty two weeks are decreed. After the sixty two weeks, the messiah will be cut off. So according to that, shouldn't the messiah have been killed in 63 A.D. or thereabouts?
by ficino
Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Talmud and Messianc Texts vs Christian Sites
Replies: 6
Views: 3546

Re: Talmud and Messianc Texts vs Christian Sites

I presume you have access to tractates of the Talmud. Just in case you need it, here's a good place for English translations of the Bavli:

http://www.come-and-hear.com/tcontents.html
by ficino
Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Talmud and Messianc Texts vs Christian Sites
Replies: 6
Views: 3546

Re: Talmud and Messianc Texts vs Christian Sites

Hi Kris. I don't know about all this, but I do know that the Midrash B'reshit Rabba is not part of the Talmud. The Midrashim are generally considered a bit older. They are commentaries on various parts of the Pentateuch, mostly. I also don't know what the Warsaw edition of that Midrash is. The Sonci...
by ficino
Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Luke's remains
Replies: 40
Views: 14605

Re: Luke's remains

From what is stated in the article, it appears that the tooth is actually 12 years outside the date range: "Radiocarbon dating of one of the teeth indicated that it belonged to someone who died between AD72 and 416BC. We knew that the evangelist, according to ancient sources, was born in Antioch, w...
by ficino
Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Luke's remains
Replies: 40
Views: 14605

Re: Luke's remains

From what is stated in the article, it appears that the tooth is actually 12 years outside the date range: "Radiocarbon dating of one of the teeth indicated that it belonged to someone who died between AD72 and 416BC. We knew that the evangelist, according to ancient sources, was born in Antioch, wo...