Autographs, MSS and REAL Historiography Re: Methods in biblical scholarship

Moshe Shulman mshulman at
Tue Dec 28 18:24:02 EST 1999

At 11:49 PM 12/28/1999 +0100, you wrote:
>> >	[Niels Peter Lemche]  I understand your point, but I asked you to
>> >read the theory before you read the examples. Thucydides and Herodotus
>> were
>> >considered as two very different cases of histoery writing in Antiquity.
>> >They were well aware of the difference. It is not something later
>> >rationalization created.
>> Maybe, but there are clear purposes in his writting, just as there were to
>> Josephus.
>	[Niels Peter Lemche]  
>	This is hardly the relevant criterium here. Did Herodotus not have a
>clear purpose?

Sure. Pro-Greek propoganda. :)

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