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by John2
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How Much of the Gospel is Actual History
Replies: 242
Views: 40445

Re: How Much of the Gospel is Actual History

Stephen, The association of the am ha-aretz with poverty and animals and ignorance of the Torah in Pesachim 49 (e.g., "Regarding their daughters it says 'Arur Shochev Im Kol Behemah.' (They lack understanding; like animals)" is interesting and reminds me of something from the Dead Sea Scrolls. The s...
by John2
Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How Much of the Gospel is Actual History
Replies: 242
Views: 40445

Re: How Much of the Gospel is Actual History

Stephen, I suppose I have a "maximalist position" on the meaning of "this Torah" in Dt. 31 (i.e., at least Deuteronomy, more or less) and you have an extreme "minimalist" one (i.e., Ten Commandments only), while the Mishnah takes a somewhat broader position, as this link mentions. http://thetorah.co...
by John2
Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How Much of the Gospel is Actual History
Replies: 242
Views: 40445

Re: How Much of the Gospel is Actual History

Michael BG wrote: "Thank you John2 now I know Secret Alias is quoting from the Gemara part of the Talmud, which is general dated around 500 CE, which makes it very unreliable as evidence for 1st century Jewish beliefs." Well, what Stephen quoted includes baraita though, which may date to the Mishnai...
by John2
Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How Much of the Gospel is Actual History
Replies: 242
Views: 40445

Re: How Much of the Gospel is Actual History

Michael BG wrote (in response to Stephen): "You quote something you call Pesharim 49 without saying what it is, where and when it was written, what Biblical text it is interpreting, and where we can find a better English translation." I think he meant Pesachim 49 (a tractate of the Talmud). http://w...
by John2
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How Much of the Gospel is Actual History
Replies: 242
Views: 40445

Re: How Much of the Gospel is Actual History

What about Dt. 31:9-13, which mentions reading the Torah out loud to all Israel every seven years? “At the end of every seven years ... when all Israel comes to appear before the Lord your God at the place he will choose, you shall read this law before them in their hearing. Assemble the people—men,...
by John2
Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Diatessaron
Replies: 24
Views: 7014

Re: The Diatessaron

Just found this book of collected articles by Petersen while looking up pre-Tatianic harmonies, and chapter nineteen ("From Justin to Pepys; The History of the Harmonized Gospel Tradition" pg. 272) looks interesting. https://books.google.com/books?id=YLrKmtlpEx8C&printsec=frontcover&dq=Patristic+and...
by John2
Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Diatessaron
Replies: 24
Views: 7014

Re: The Diatessaron

I appreciate all the comments so far and am still processing them (and the subject of gospel harmonies in general). I'm sure I've seen all kinds of references like this before and never noticed them, but I was re-reading Howard's Hebrew Gospel of Matthew (1995) and noted: "...Koester and Bellinzoni ...
by John2
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James the brother of Jesus who is called Christ in Josephus
Replies: 33
Views: 9474

Re: James the brother of Jesus who is called Christ in Josep

DCH, I like the idea that Origen misread or misheard this account about Ananus. Everything Origen says about "James" is said about Ananus there; also notice that Ananus is associated with someone named "Jesus" who was "also joined with him ... although he was inferior to him upon the comparison" whi...
by John2
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James the brother of Jesus who is called Christ in Josephus
Replies: 33
Views: 9474

Re: James the brother of Jesus who is called Christ in Josep

And my point is that both the Teacher of Righteousness and the Wicked Priest were killed in the DSS (like James and Ananus in Josephus), so there is no "reversal" of anything going on here.
by John2
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James the brother of Jesus who is called Christ in Josephus
Replies: 33
Views: 9474

Re: James the brother of Jesus who is called Christ in Josep

Spin also agreed with this interpretation of "bala" in the Habakkuk Pesher in a response to John T (and which, BTW, shows that I'm NOT John T): John T wrote: "it is now up to you Spin and Stephan to place your finger on the text where it talks about the death of the Teacher of Righteousness. Please ...