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by billd89
Tue May 04, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Judaism defined itself as not Egyptian?
Replies: 5
Views: 4830

Re: Melchizedek, again?

Eusebius of Caesarea’s Praeparatio Evangelica , citing Polyhistor {c. 50 BC?} citing Ezekiel (c.75 BC?) Exagoge Lines 67–90: Moses: I had a vision of a great throne on the top of Mount Sinai and it reached till the folds of heaven. A noble man was sitting on it, with a crown and a large scepter in h...
by billd89
Tue May 04, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Judaism defined itself as not Egyptian?
Replies: 5
Views: 4830

Re: Multiple Sources?

I see there's Commentary by Polyhistor. So the assumption is that any reference to Ezekiel or Exagoge passages must be via Polyhistor, e.g. Eusebius could not have had more than one Ezekiel source (Polyhistor). Eusebius is copying 'Polyhistor' (or a text purportedly by Polyhistor) who copied Ezekiel...
by billd89
Tue May 04, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Judaism defined itself as not Egyptian?
Replies: 5
Views: 4830

Re: Question on Exagogue's Dating

https://www.roger-pearse.com/weblog/2016/03/03/ezekiel-the-tragedians-play-on-moses-quoted-by-eusebius-found-at-oxyrhynchus/]Roger Pearse on the 2016 re-discovery of Exogogue fragments Perhaps someone may clarify: how do we know Eusebius Praeparatio Evangelica 9.29 is quoting Alexander Polyhistor's...
by billd89
Tue May 04, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Divine Retribution: an Angry Swarm?
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Divine Retribution: an Angry Swarm?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/Christianandapollyon.jpg Abaddon (as Apollyon) Is sometimes described as the King of the Locusts; the Egyptian variant might be a different insect? A king, the angel of the bottomless pit; whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek Apollyon; in...
by billd89
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Martin Bodinger's “L'énigme de Melkisédeq” 1994 essay, translated.
Replies: 14
Views: 3927

Re: BT Ned.32b, older than 150 AD

For the context and dating of these Melchizedek sources, and to witness the transformation of the Melchizedek character over just a few centuries - from the earliest Jewish sources - a Must-Read is Kasper Dalgaard's 2013 PhD "A Priest for All Generations: An Investigation into the Use of the Me...
by billd89
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Martin Bodinger's “L'énigme de Melkisédeq” 1994 essay, translated.
Replies: 14
Views: 3927

Re: Dating BT Ned 32b

Link : R. Zechariah said, in the name of R.Ishmael (2nd century), "The Holy One, Blessed be He, sought to cause the priesthood to go forth from Shem (rabbinic thought identified him with Melchizedek). For it is said (Gen 14:18), 'And he was priest of God Most High.' As soon as he put the bless...
by billd89
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Martin Bodinger's “L'énigme de Melkisédeq” 1994 essay, translated.
Replies: 14
Views: 3927

Re: Melchizedek PhD (2013)

K.Dalgaard's 2013 PhD, "A Priest for All Generations: An Investigation into the Use of the Melchizedek Figure from Genesis to the Cave of Treasures"
by billd89
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Revisiting Philo's Therapeutae and their Context/Timeline
Replies: 15
Views: 5870

Re: Philo's Therapeutae Pray to the Sun

DVC 2.11: But the therapeutic sect of mankind, being continually taught to see without interruption, may well aim at obtaining a sight of the living God, and may pass by the sun, which is visible to the outward sense, and never leave this order which conducts to perfect happiness. These Therapeutae ...
by billd89
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Revisiting Philo's Therapeutae and their Context/Timeline
Replies: 15
Views: 5870

Re: Philo's Therapeutae, as 'Psycho-Medical Specialists' of the Serapis Cult

Jane L. Draycott, "Approaches to Healing in Roman Egypt" 2011 PhD , p.100: G.A. Moss* has suggested that the Therapeutae, a Jewish sect related to the Essenes, were resident at Canopus and attached to the Serapeum where they undertook medical practices, citing a series of similarities betw...
by billd89
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Revisiting Philo's Therapeutae and their Context/Timeline
Replies: 15
Views: 5870

Re: Philo's Therapeutae ... re-purposed Military Complex, at Lake Marea

For hundreds of years, there was an Aramaic 'Jewish' garrison community at Lake Marea, one day's march from Rakotis/Alexandria. From Philo's De Vita Contemplativa , I presume the relic barracks had been re-purposed, whenever the Jewish mercenaries had been de-commissioned and the site abandoned. Wha...