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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: 6335

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: 3205

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 ...
by StephenGoranson
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Essenes and Essaeans (for Stephen Goranson).
Replies: 12
Views: 3205

Re: Essenes and Essaeans (for Stephen Goranson).

Thanks Ben. I’m a poor typist, so let me use some abbreviations and such. Call the four examples above 1a, 1b, 2a, etc. The a-b differences may be useful in source criticism (though Steve Mason, for one example, doubts this for Josephus; I’ll find the reference if requested). How common are these? I...
by StephenGoranson
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: WEBINARS: The Social Worlds of Early Christians (Oct. 23-24, 2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

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

The Social Worlds of Early Christians: A Symposium in Honor of L. Michael White is a free online conference in honor of the retirement of L. Michael White, the Ronald Nelson Smith Chair in Religious Studies and Classics at the University of Texas at Austin, Director of the Institute for the Study of...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM
Replies: 80
Views: 29180

Re: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM

Imo, some of the best recent scholarship on John the Baptist is by Albert I. Baumgarten, some of it available on “academia.edu”
by StephenGoranson
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM
Replies: 80
Views: 29180

Re: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM

G. Doudna assumed that Hyrcanus II was also named John, and then proceeded to propose a mix-up with John the Baptist. But, as noted on another thread: a) Tal Ilan, besides in her JQR 78 (1987-8) article, in her 2002 extensive Lexicon of Jewish Names in Late Antiquity Part I Palestine 330 BCE-200 CE ...
by StephenGoranson
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Translation Help: Philo Passage on Therapeuts, DVC 78-79
Replies: 19
Views: 7088

Re: Translation Help: Philo Passage on Therapeuts, DVC 78-79

To be clear, I don't object to asking whether Philo wrote DVC, though I think he did. And the translation of Friedländer's article is welcome. And, as you may already know, recent publications by Maren Niehoff (Philo, an Intellectual Biography, 2018) and John J. Collins (in Burke O. Long FS, 2020), ...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: limited free access to JSTOR articles
Replies: 1
Views: 1589

limited free access to JSTOR articles

From <https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://ancientworldonline.blogspot.com/2020/08/free-access-to-100-jstor-articlesmonth.html__;!!OToaGQ!5C41RohCNo0rtdgZ52HoOOTHaKGQAXNo-9eQwsoQ-1tf1_wyjkYIFVC6_JziFipi$ >: ============================ Free access to 100 JSTOR articles/month through December 31, 2020 ...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Translation Help: Philo Passage on Therapeuts, DVC 78-79
Replies: 19
Views: 7088

Re: Translation Help: Philo Passage on Therapeuts, DVC 78-79

In his review, which was partly complimentary, Conybeare referred to his DVC book, which has, as already mentioned, among other things, a one-hundred page section on the authorship of DVC. So I would not call his opinion on authorship in any way "shallow." Good day.
by StephenGoranson
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Translation Help: Philo Passage on Therapeuts, DVC 78-79
Replies: 19
Views: 7088

Re: Translation Help: Philo Passage on Therapeuts, DVC 78-79

billd89, you consider Conybeare's scholarship (book and/or review) on DVC "shallow" !?