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by StephenGoranson
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

The recorded, freely available (LMWsymposium.com) presentation by Geoffrey Smith is recent (a month old) and makes relevant claims. Is such news unwelcome here to more than one?
by StephenGoranson
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Need information about Pharisaical beliefs about the soul.
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Need information about Pharisaical beliefs about the soul.

Ben, though it will not resolve your question, some more reference to Pharisees and endtimes may be available, if you (as I do) consider that some mentions of Ephraim in Qumran refer to them.
by StephenGoranson
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

There’s no consensus yet, but it may be, partly by unintended consequence, slowly arriving. Geoffrey Smith recently showed persuasively (in LMWsymposium.com) that the letter by “Clement” (his quotation marks) was composed sometime after Eusebius’ History, so not by Clement. And, I add, if Clement of...
by StephenGoranson
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: DSS ms dating by C14, paleography and AI
Replies: 1
Views: 219

DSS ms dating by C14, paleography and AI

From a recorded conference and a recent publication come the *preliminary* suggestion that some Dead Sea Scrolls are to be dated “earlier” or “slightly older” than previously estimated. *If* that, in future publications of the project (that contributed 30 additional C14 tests and also used artificia...
by StephenGoranson
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: WEBINARS: The Social Worlds of Early Christians (Oct. 23-24, 2020)
Replies: 44
Views: 14394

Re: WEBINARS: The Social Worlds of Early Christians (Oct. 23-24, 2020)

I found Geoffrey Smith’s presentation the more informative of the two.
If Mark founded Egyptian Christianity, why is the Gospel of Mark so comparatively scantly attested in Egyptian papyri?
by StephenGoranson
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: WEBINARS: The Social Worlds of Early Christians (Oct. 23-24, 2020)
Replies: 44
Views: 14394

Re: WEBINARS: The Social Worlds of Early Christians (Oct. 23-24, 2020)

From the zoom symposium, I have watched/listened (just once, so far) to very interesting recorded presentations by Brent Landau and then (in the schedule sequence) Geoffrey Smith. Thanks for this symposium! Here, some very provisional and perhaps partly mistaken first reactions Brent Landau stressed...
by StephenGoranson
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: 1 Enoch 90.37-39: lamb or aurochs?
Replies: 2
Views: 2465

Re: 1 Enoch 90.37-39: lamb or aurochs?

Ben, I do not know what is the best interpretation here. Maybe you know that in 1 Enoch 2: a commentary…chapters 37-82, George Nickelsburg, James vanderKam, K. Baltzer (Minn.: Fortress, 2012) translate: [37] And I saw how a white bull was born, and its horns were large. And all the wild beasts and a...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Of Nazirites & Naṣoraeans.
Replies: 64
Views: 34165

Re: Of Nazirites & Naṣoraeans.

That is, image 218, page 210.
by StephenGoranson
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Of Nazirites & Naṣoraeans.
Replies: 64
Views: 34165

Re: Of Nazirites & Naṣoraeans.

Taking this from Michael Owen Wise, Language and Literacy in Roman Judaea: A Study of the Bar Kochba Documents (U. Minn. PhD, 2012) page 218, he-nun-samekh-yod, the nasi, from P. Yadin 54. This, I suggest, is not related to the Nazirites and Notsrim etc. questions on Matthew 2:23 and elsewhere. Mayb...
by StephenGoranson
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus in the Mishnah, the Tosefta, & the Talmud.
Replies: 25
Views: 11097

Re: Jesus in the Mishnah, the Tosefta, & the Talmud.

maryhelena wrote "I see no dating in this study that would suggest that Greg Doudna's identification of Antigonus as the wicked priest of the DSS is without credibility." That study did not report specific dates for any specific DSS mss, so what mh did "see" seems irrelevant. But the project is cont...