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by StephenGoranson
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Hebrew papyrus from the 8th c. BCE?
Replies: 10
Views: 6670

Re: Hebrew papyrus from the 8th c. BCE?

Jerusalem Post comments: "Moreover, without presenting any evidence, Maeir alleged that the thieves may have forged the writing on an authentic papyri, with the goal of charging exorbitant fees on the international black market, where similar findings can garner over $1 million." http://www.jpost.co...
by StephenGoranson
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: New Qumran Scrolls
Replies: 6
Views: 7769

Re: New Qumran Scrolls

The hamhigh report (or advertisement?) above says 4 fragments. The mirror says 5 fragments. The last link has photos of fragments (unpromising and on first impression overpriced), "unstudied and unmarketed until 2016." "3 fragments and 2 fragment sets, totaling 15 fragments...likely Greek or Hebrew....
by StephenGoranson
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: New Qumran Scrolls
Replies: 6
Views: 7769

Re: New Qumran Scrolls

James Davila at paleojudaica blog Oct. 27 linked to a newspaper report on an upcoming auction of four "Dead Sea Scroll" fragments. These are said to come from a similar source (supposedly originally Kando-related but passed through other not very specific hands) as some others sold since 2002, some ...
by StephenGoranson
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Hebrew papyrus from the 8th c. BCE?
Replies: 10
Views: 6670

Re: Hebrew papyrus from the 8th c. BCE?

Photo. 8th or 7th c. papyrus surface? (unprovenanced):
http://www.timesofisrael.com/oldest-heb ... ntury-bce/
by StephenGoranson
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Jacob Neusner RIP
Replies: 105
Views: 42790

Re: Jacob Neusner RIP

1) Is there good reason to think that C14 dating had advanced enough in 1958 to be able to date as small a sample as a scraping of ink?
2) Is there good reason to indicate in his own words in his papers in the Smith College Archives that Quentin Quesnell changed his mind about the Mar Saba ms?
by StephenGoranson
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Jacob Neusner RIP
Replies: 105
Views: 42790

Re: Jacob Neusner RIP

Though my handwriting is not remarkable, I know someone whose handwriting is neater (on unruled paper) than the Secret Mark hand.
(This person has been asked to address wedding invitations, just for looks.)
by StephenGoranson
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: J. of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting, new issue
Replies: 1
Views: 1242

J. of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting, new issue

Issue 3 (2016) of Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting is now available (free):

http://www.jjmjs.org/issues.html
by StephenGoranson
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The eucharist in the Didache: what's missing?
Replies: 16
Views: 4407

Re: The eucharist in the Didache: what's missing?

Forbidding feeding dogs with holy things is plausibly very old, for more than one reason. But that there were not new thoughts after the temple fell, if I recall correctly, would be questioned, fwiw, in various works of Neusner.
by StephenGoranson
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Jacob Neusner RIP
Replies: 105
Views: 42790

Re: Jacob Neusner RIP

1) Yes, as Andrew noted, the lines on the first page--28 lines--and the lines on the second page--26 lines--compare in a way such that mastara use "does not seem to be true." 2) And prior to that is the question whether a mastara was typically used on an already-bound book. (In this case on a sheet ...