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by StephenGoranson
Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 140
Views: 10129

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

Amulets may not typically include (anachronistic) chapter and verse citations.
by StephenGoranson
Fri Aug 12, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 140
Views: 10129

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

I respect Barkay and the late Yardeni, though none of us are infallible.

As to claimed "circularity" and "probability of the amulet coming from an oral blessing that later found its way into the Hebrew Bible,"
I suppose that it did not "find its way" in c. 273-272 BCE.
by StephenGoranson
Fri Aug 12, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 140
Views: 10129

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

The Masoretic Text, by definition, is later.

A question at hand is whether the silver amulet texts include "citation(s)" or "quotation(s)" from First Temple period texts.

As amulets sometimes do.
by StephenGoranson
Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 140
Views: 10129

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

Evidently, the ng opinion is not shared universally. So I quoted Gabriel Barkay, et al., in a peer-reviewed journal, BASOR. "We can further reassert the conclusion reached by most scholars: that the inscriptions found on these plaques preserve the earliest known citations of texts also found in...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Aug 12, 2022 5:49 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 140
Views: 10129

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

Because the quoted RG interview is available on the internet, each person who checks it can decide for themselves. Or, for example, anyone may read the report, lead author Gabriel Barkay, in Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research: "We can further reassert the conclusion reached b...
by StephenGoranson
Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 140
Views: 10129

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

From RG's Berossus book page 1 [not page 2 as I, SG, wrote before, mistakenly]: "...the Hebrew Pentateuch was composed in its entirety about 273-272 BCE by Jewish scholars [[[note by SG: not Samaritan scholars]]] at Alexandria...." In plain English, this does not claim the putting of finis...
by StephenGoranson
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Morton Smith a forger?
Replies: 58
Views: 971

Re: Was Morton Smith a forger?

Pierson Parker
seriously questioned
that day
by StephenGoranson
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Morton Smith a forger?
Replies: 58
Views: 971

Re: Was Morton Smith a forger?

if you don't think so, see reports in NY Times.
associating me with DJT is deeply disgusting, yet sadly typical of you SA.
by StephenGoranson
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Morton Smith a forger?
Replies: 58
Views: 971

Re: Was Morton Smith a forger?

that day, Dec '60
by StephenGoranson
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Morton Smith a forger?
Replies: 58
Views: 971

Re: Was Morton Smith a forger?

When I wrote:
"When M. Smith first reported at SBL, questions arose-- that same day."
I mean by "first reported" at the SBL meeting in NY in December, 1960.