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by neilgodfrey
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philippians 3: "persecutor of the church"
Replies: 35
Views: 772

Re: NO persecutions? I'm struggling with this, really

At the risk of introducing an obvious anachronism, I do think the Leninist-Trotskist-Stalinist viciousness is typical of how sectarians have ALWAYS behaved throughout human history. Political and religious violence is/was the norm, not an aberration, in that period also. So it was only mentioned in...
by neilgodfrey
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philippians 3: "persecutor of the church"
Replies: 35
Views: 772

Re: Philippians 3: "persecutor of the church"

If seekers of smooth things are Pharisees then the Nahum Pesher claims that Alexander Jannaeus the Lion of Wrath crucified his Pharisaic opponents, See Josephus Antiquities 13 Andrew Criddle Of course. We are looking at a different situation, though, once Judean authorities are ultimately answerabl...
by neilgodfrey
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philippians 3: "persecutor of the church"
Replies: 35
Views: 772

Re: Philippians 3: "persecutor of the church"

And beyond that, whether someone would list "persecution of sect" as a credential of their Jewish piousness? That's why the listing of persecution among these other claims seems so out of place. Well, certain modern religious denominations and movements regard such persecution as a manife...
by neilgodfrey
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where do I find in the Tosefta Chullin a story of Jacob the Christian heretic?
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: Where do I find in the Tosefta Chullin a story of Jacob the Christian heretic?

At first, I did not cite Travers Herford—1903—because I tried to follow your rules, ng. I have discussed minim accounts, with considerable bibliography, in my 1990 dissertation “Joseph…” and 1999 article, also with a title starting “Joseph….” Both available freely at: https://people.duke.edu/~goran...
by neilgodfrey
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where do I find in the Tosefta Chullin a story of Jacob the Christian heretic?
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: Where do I find in the Tosefta Chullin a story of Jacob the Christian heretic?

This may be the story you're looking for: https://www.sefaria.org/Avodah_Zarah.27b?lang=bi About half a dozen blocks in: The baraita relates an incident illustrating this point. There was an incident involving ben Dama, son of Rabbi Yishmael’s sister, in which a snake bit him. And following the att...
by neilgodfrey
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where do I find in the Tosefta Chullin a story of Jacob the Christian heretic?
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: Where do I find in the Tosefta Chullin a story of Jacob the Christian heretic?

Your link is to Babylonian Talmud. Tosefta is a different collection. https://www.sefaria.org/Tosefta_Chullin.2?lang=bi Jacob Neusner has a translation of Tosefta Did you mean to provide a link to the "Jacob the heretic" stories? I don't see them in that page. But yes, the passage is in N...
by neilgodfrey
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Greek Loanwords in Mishnaic Hebrew
Replies: 43
Views: 896

Re: Greek Loanwords in Mishnaic Hebrew

It would seem that you are taking a break from your blog. Let me suggest that you also take a break from this forum, which you'll undoubtedly loudly protest. Your general attitude leaves everything to be considered, and you are a pot calling the kettle black. I'll quote you, and then refer to our v...
by neilgodfrey
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: R. Stahl: Document 70
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: R. Stahl: Document 70

The book is now in the public domain so I can attach it here. It is only 63 pages:

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(I am thinking of adding a machine translation into English on my blog.)
by neilgodfrey
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where do I find in the Tosefta Chullin a story of Jacob the Christian heretic?
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Where do I find in the Tosefta Chullin a story of Jacob the Christian heretic?

The Wikipedia entry for Jacob the heretic references Tosefta Chullin 2:22-23 for a story of Jacob the heretic coming to heal a snakebite in the name of Jesus or Yeshu ben Pandera; and this story is followed by another anecdote involving the same Jacob of the Jesus heresy. Another sources give the sa...
by neilgodfrey
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The peculiar case of the lamp under a bushel
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: The peculiar case of the lamp under a bushel

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