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by StephenGoranson
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Jacob Neusner RIP
Replies: 105
Views: 42373

Re: Jacob Neusner RIP

It may be futile to reply to the secret alias charge of "involuntary psychosis" for currently thinking that Secret Mark is a modern fake, but I'll note that I am interested in canonical and non-canonical gospels (e.g. the Hebrew one mentioned by Epiphanius as being in Tiberias), and in NT text criti...
by StephenGoranson
Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Jacob Neusner RIP
Replies: 105
Views: 42373

Re: Jacob Neusner RIP

a) "Smith's Columbia University colleague, Theodore [sic, should be Theodor] Gaster (1906-1992), once offered me this characterization: "Morton Smith is like a little boy whose goal in life is to write curse words all over the altar, and then get caught." Al Baumgarten, Elias Bickerman as a Historia...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Jacob Neusner RIP
Replies: 105
Views: 42373

Re: Jacob Neusner RIP

Aren't collections sometimes useful?
by StephenGoranson
Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Jacob Neusner RIP
Replies: 105
Views: 42373

Re: Jacob Neusner RIP

I don't personally prefer an all-or-nothing evaluation of these scholars. Though Neusner's books include more errors and repetition than usual or welcome, he presented (in some publications and lectures) some interesting ideas. I haven't read Tal Ilan's dissertation-book, but I have found her Lexico...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Jacob Neusner RIP
Replies: 105
Views: 42373

Re: Jacob Neusner RIP

Yes, I also heard that Prof. Lieberman died of natural causes on a plane. J. of the American Oriental Society is a fine journal, imo. Jerusalem Talmud and Babylonian Talmud include somewhat different dialects of Aramaic. Yes, different editions of the Yerushalmi are tricky to compare. I recall that ...
by StephenGoranson
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: New Qumran Scrolls
Replies: 6
Views: 7681

Re: New Qumran Scrolls

Tigchelaar: https://www.academia.edu/27765763/Gleanings_from_the_Caves_Really_On_the_likelihood_of_Dead_Sea_Scrolls_forgeries_in_The_Sch%C3%B8yen_Collection https://www.academia.edu/27658971/Post-2002_Dead_Sea_Scrolls_Fishy_Fragments_or_Forgeries https://www.academia.edu/24299569/A_Provisional_List_...
by StephenGoranson
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: New Qumran Scrolls
Replies: 6
Views: 7681

Re: New Qumran Scrolls

Paper drafts by Eibert Tigchelaar and Kipp Davis (separately) and comments (though they aren't showing at the moment) on academia.com give some reasons to question authenticity (ancientness) of some of the newly-sold fragments.
by StephenGoranson
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: House of Peleg, Heliopolis, Elephantine, Qumran
Replies: 4
Views: 3184

House of Peleg, Heliopolis, Elephantine, Qumran

"The House of Peleg in the Dead Sea Scrolls," Richard T. White, A Tribute to Geza Vermes (Sheffield, 1990) 67-98 proposed that the House of Peleg was the Heliopolis temple, disapproved in the scrolls. Jodi Magness has proposed recently that some (not all) sacrifices were performed at Qumran, similar...
by StephenGoranson
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Was Ambrose Bankrolling Origen?
Replies: 4
Views: 1445

Re: Why Was Ambrose Bankrolling Origen?

"...Origen wasn't writing 'Against' anyone..." Origen wrote against Celsus, at the request of Ambrose. From my article "Celsus of Pergamum...": "...if was only _after_ Ambrose moved to Nicomedia in Bithynia in Asia that he wrote to Origen that Celsus' book was a threat to the faith of his Christian ...
by StephenGoranson
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Menahem and Menahem?
Replies: 9
Views: 5385

Re: Menahem and Menahem?

I don't suppose that ancient Hasidim were an organized group that had offshoots. I think Menahem became an Essene and that his beliefs and practices made him unacceptable to Pharisees, no longer a tradent of oral Torah. Before Menahem the Essene was Judah the Essene. Some scholars have suggested tha...