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by StephenGoranson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark
Replies: 141
Views: 85632

Re: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark

The text, in my current opinion, is probably not one that Clement would or did write. To repeat, about the text, C. Murgia, for example, had imo relevant observations about text anomalies. I also recently mentioned here an article by Jonathan Klawans in the latest JQR that also raises questions abou...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark
Replies: 141
Views: 85632

Re: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark

I would not say I was hostile to Morton Smith. At a conference I went up to him, and we had a good talk about Dead Sea Scrolls publication. I sent Smith by snail mail two times draft articles which he kindly criticized and mailed back to me. I thought that was generous of him. And I consider Gershom...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark
Replies: 141
Views: 85632

Re: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark

The suggested list of "the best we can come up with" item is not complete, imo, and (a), for example, I would not consider one of the main issues (maybe he read it; maybe not). If I were making a list, I might include some of the Smith-Scholem letters. For instance in 1976 Smith wrote Scholem, in pa...
by StephenGoranson
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What was Origen?
Replies: 8
Views: 7639

Re: What was Origen?

Perhaps of interest: Origen and the Jews: studies in Jewish-Christian relations in third-century Palestine
N. R. M. de Lange. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976.
by StephenGoranson
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Qumran Cave 12?
Replies: 6
Views: 8427

Re: Qumran Cave 12?

"...in the last season...But the find turned out not to be a scroll after all."
Possibly this may refer to the small (and maybe thick?) piece of skin that was previously publicized.
Haaretz, Jan. 16, 2019
by StephenGoranson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: a possibility so remote that it deserves a little reflection
Replies: 129
Views: 59584

Re: a possibility so remote that it deserves a little reflection

One can mention a handwriting analyst, with modern courtroom experience, IIRC, who says one thing or mention another analyst, with extensive experience in historical hands, who says quite another thing. Or wonder if Smith had an assistant--or a scribal teacher. One can recall that some think Smith w...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Eibert Tigchelaar, "Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Explained"
Replies: 0
Views: 6358

Eibert Tigchelaar, "Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Explained"

An interview with Eibert Tigchelaar, "Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Explained," may interest some: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqAsE0zyV8s A minor correction: at 49:25ff the interviewer brings up a 20th-century forgery of a Jerusalem Talmud order; he said he thinks it was Nashim; he probably meant to sa...
by StephenGoranson
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Comments on Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls (T. & T. Clark, 2019, G. Brooke and C. Hempel, eds.)
Replies: 0
Views: 5968

Comments on Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls (T. & T. Clark, 2019, G. Brooke and C. Hempel, eds.)

Comments on Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls (T. & T. Clark, 2019, G. Brooke and C. Hempel, eds.) I recommend this book for university libraries (I requested it for Duke). It is rather well edited and offers 75 mostly-fine chapters. The volume provides a good opportunity to survey a wide swath of c...
by StephenGoranson
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: J. of the Jesus Movement in J. S. --new issue
Replies: 2
Views: 4572

J. of the Jesus Movement in J. S. --new issue

The 2018 issue of the Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting is now available. Online, open source, peer-reviewed. Plus comment forum. Spread the word.

http://www.jjmjs.org/
by StephenGoranson
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: About testing Museum of the Bible mss
Replies: 0
Views: 4566

About testing Museum of the Bible mss

Two related pages on the tests on MOTB mss: https://www.bam.de/Content/EN/Press-Releases/2018/AnalyticalSciences/2018-10-26-bam-research-dead-sea-scrolls-museum-of-the-bible.html https://www.bam.de/Content/EN/Standard-Articles/News/Special-pages/analysis-dead-sea-scrolls-fragments-museum-of-the-bibl...