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by StephenGoranson
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: “Did Jesus Exist?” On the New Testament Review
Replies: 49
Views: 4982

Re: “Did Jesus Exist?” On the New Testament Review

To me, "born of a woman" reads as human.
by StephenGoranson
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Hebrew tongue at Qumran.
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: The Hebrew tongue at Qumran.

I’m not sure I can fully answer the questions. One limitation is that though we have considerable Qumran Hebrew (as well as other, older texts found there), we have little contemporary non-Qumran Hebrew to compare with. Rather, mostly earlier (e.g., eventually Biblical) and later (e.g., Mishnaic Rab...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Hebrew tongue at Qumran.
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: The Hebrew tongue at Qumran.

Elisha Qimron in his revised 2018 volume, A Grammar of the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls, page 35: “It has been claimed that DSS Hebrew occasionally uses archaistic features [footnote: For instance, Kutscher, Isaiah, p. 327] Some archaistic features are also sporadically used in one scroll or anoth...
by StephenGoranson
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James and the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs.
Replies: 17
Views: 4124

Re: James and the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs.

Also, if I recall correctly, comparisons of James 1:22, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves” and some of the Testaments of the 12 Patriarchs.
by StephenGoranson
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Rechabites.
Replies: 4
Views: 1445

Re: The Rechabites.

As you may know, Ben, this year in Hugoye, there’s a review by Grigory Kessel of J.-C. Haelewyck, ed., Histoire de Zosime sur la vie des Bienheureux Réchabites: les versions orientales et leurs manuscrits
https://hugoye.bethmardutho.org/review/hv23n1prkessel
by StephenGoranson
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Essenes and Essaeans (for Stephen Goranson).
Replies: 12
Views: 2928

Re: Essenes and Essaeans (for Stephen Goranson).

Does an opinion about narrative prove a negative? Neveryoumind.
by StephenGoranson
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Essenes and Essaeans (for Stephen Goranson).
Replies: 12
Views: 2928

Re: Essenes and Essaeans (for Stephen Goranson).

Since "Spin," as far as I know, has not published the article, it is difficult to know what anyone is agreeing with, except that maryhelena and that author--sometimes hard to tell them apart--apparently agree often.
by StephenGoranson
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Hermann Raschke's case for the Marcionite invention of John the Baptist in proto-Mark
Replies: 25
Views: 5195

Re: Hermann Raschke's case for the Marcionite invention of John the Baptist in proto-Mark

Giuseppe wrote: “The ethymology of Essaios is Baptizer. Proved by GRÄTZ also.” Graetz did make an etymological proposal, meaning “bathers” (rather than baptizers), but if I recall correctly, he proposed that it came from Aramaic in a *hypotherical* and *unattested* form. This is not poof. Who did th...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Hermann Raschke's case for the Marcionite invention of John the Baptist in proto-Mark
Replies: 25
Views: 5195

Re: Hermann Raschke's case for the Marcionite invention of John the Baptist in proto-Mark

Giuseppe wrote: “....Josephus knows only three philosophies + the Fourth Philosophy (=Zealots): scribes, pharisees and essenes. Therefore: essenes == followers of John.”
Josephus knows of Sadducees.
Essenes existed before John the Baptist.
by StephenGoranson
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Essenes and Essaeans (for Stephen Goranson).
Replies: 12
Views: 2928

Re: Essenes and Essaeans (for Stephen Goranson).

If interested: Steve N. Mason, “What Josephus Says about Essenes in his Judean War,” in Stephen G. Wilson and Michel Desjardins, eds., Text and Artifact in the Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity: Essays in Honour of Peter Richardson (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2000), 434-467. But ...