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by StephenGoranson
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 57
Views: 31241

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

S. A.: “As academics we do a lot of reading and very little doing.” Well, Confucius, Woodrow Wilson, Einstein, Marie Curie, Noam Chomsky, Machiavelli, Thomas Jefferson, Socrates, Isaac Newton, Edmond Burke, Leibniz, Goethe, Marx, Freud, E. Fermi, Jonas Salk, Luther, Brandeis, J. Von Neumann, L. Paul...
by StephenGoranson
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 57
Views: 31241

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

That Smith published in 1958 a 41-page article on Philosophumena, a text that mentions a variant version or interpretation of gMark—maybe coincidence.
by StephenGoranson
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 57
Views: 31241

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

M. Smith, "The Descriptions of the Essenes in Josephus and the. Philosophumena," HUCA 29 (1958) pp. 273-313. Somewhere, if I recall correctly, Shaye Cohen wrote that Smith later changed his mind about this article’s proposal (about the relation of the two texts).
by StephenGoranson
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A question for the Skeptics of the forum: could the "heretics" be a colossal invention by the Fathers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

Re: A question for the Skeptics of the forum: could the "heretics" be a colossal invention by the Fathers?

Is to invite only “Skeptics” to reply a bit cultist (sort of a religion)?
If you insist so-called “heresies” were exaggerated, what about some Nag Hammadi texts?
by StephenGoranson
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 57
Views: 31241

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

Selected errors: I have not written that Morton Smith was a Sabbatean, but that Smith suggested a parallel between the Jesus as depicted in the “Clement” letter and Sabbatati Sevi, which parallel, as I have mentioned, the great Gershom Scholem doubted. I have not disputed the results of the recent U...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 57
Views: 31241

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

Secret/Stephen H., somewhere you wrote that you felt like one of “the last of the Mohicans.” That Morton Smith’s “Clement” letter was not by Clement has been *argued in detail* by several scholars including Andrew Criddle, and several others before and after him, most recently by Geoffrey Smith at U...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is the denial of Peter Mythicist evidence ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: Is the denial of Peter Mythicist evidence ?

a) Giuseppe wrote, (above, Dec. 5), “Frankly, Stephen, I may recognize my error about the interpretation given above on the denial of Peter,…” Thank you, G.; that is helpful. b) G. referred to “facts” attested relative to Acts 25:19. When Festus was newly arrived in Judaea (in the year 59 or 60 or s...
by StephenGoranson
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is the denial of Peter Mythicist evidence ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: Is the denial of Peter Mythicist evidence ?

Giuseppe, you called a verse taken out of context “evidence” of your wish, but why have millions of readers, including commentators and translators, read it differently than you? G., as far as I know, no one is forcing you to join any religion, but to insist on such absurd arguments to prove a negat...
by StephenGoranson
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 57
Views: 31241

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

Nothing about Morton Smith’s personal sexual status is essential nor necessarily relevant in hypothesizing that, after he lost his faith, he chose to embarrass some Christians by inventing a text, and eventually to be discovered as very clever for fooling some scholars.
by StephenGoranson
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Quest for the Historical Paul, James Tabor
Replies: 11
Views: 2823

Re: The Quest for the Historical Paul, James Tarbor

Maybe you meant to type James Tabor, not Tarbor.