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by StephenGoranson
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Translation Help: Philo Passage on Therapeuts, DVC 78-79
Replies: 19
Views: 6666

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

Billd89 wrote: ….I am trying to follow the forgotten/ignored thesis of Friedländer, that DVC is a contemporary forgery - wrongly ascribed to Philo….” IMO, the essential book arguing in detail that Philo indeed wrote De Vita Contemplative is Philo about the contemplative life or the fourth book of th...
by StephenGoranson
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The first name of Hyrcanus II.
Replies: 2
Views: 2124

Re: The first name of Hyrcanus II.

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 (TSAJ 91) p. 12 continued to hold that some Hasmoneans “only had a Greek name,” e.g. Hyrcanus II (p. 350). b) Herod the Great apparently had only a Gre...
by StephenGoranson
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Pharisees outside Judea?
Replies: 30
Views: 11552

Re: Pharisees outside Judea?

Ken, **if** you agree that Ephraim is symbolic for Pharisees in some Qumran texts, then see, with possible geographic significance: "The Exclusion of Ephraim in Rev. 7: 4-8 and Essene Polemic Against Pharisees," Dead Sea Discoveries 2 (1995) 80-85. http://people.duke.edu/~goranson/Exclusion_of_Ephra...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Review: : Ariel Sabar, Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife
Replies: 1
Views: 2537

Review: : Ariel Sabar, Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife

REVIEW: Ariel Sabar, Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife (NY: Doubleday, 2020) At a glance, the fake so-called Gospel of Jesus’ Wife might seem to be old news, but this investigative report reveals new aspects that should concern us. And it documents and engagingly...
by StephenGoranson
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Veritas" by Ariel Sabar, WSJ review
Replies: 0
Views: 4775

"Veritas" by Ariel Sabar, WSJ review

Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus Wife, by Ariel Sabar (Doubleday, Aug. 11, 2020; ISBN 9780385542586), reviewed by Alex Beam in The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 3, excerpts: …. The first line of act I of “Veritas,” Ariel Sabar’s mesmerizing five-act real-life melodrama, is...
by StephenGoranson
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Was Mattathias of the line of Aaron?
Replies: 21
Views: 10703

Re: Was Mattathias of the line of Aaron?

Relevant:
Schofield, A. and J. VanderKam (2005), “Were the Hasmoneans Zadokites?”. Journal of Biblical Literature 124: 73-87
by StephenGoranson
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Nazareth archaeology report
Replies: 4
Views: 6148

A Nazareth archaeology report

In 'Atiqot 98 (2020): The Settlement History of Nazareth in the Iron Age and Early Roman Period (Pp. 25–92) Yardenna Alexandre Keywords: Lower Galilee, biblical sources, New Testament, Jesus, First Jewish Revolt, Jewish population, ritual purity, Jewish priestly courses A small-scale excavation carr...
by StephenGoranson
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: All Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible are Forgeries
Replies: 8
Views: 13458

Re: All Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible are Forgeries

Prof. Christopher Rollston wrote a long blog post on these forgeries, including: “…Here is a profile of the forger: I believe that the forger of these Dead Sea Scrolls forged fragments is a trained scholar in our field, with access to actual ancient scrolls. I believe that the forger forged them dur...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: All Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible are Forgeries
Replies: 8
Views: 13458

Re: All Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible are Forgeries

At National Geographic Magazine "This story has been updated with additional details about the provenance of the Museum of the Bible's Genesis fragment."