Date of Ezra

Christian M. M. Brady cbrady at
Sun Mar 4 20:07:20 EST 2001

On 3/4/01 6:04 PM, "Ian Hutchesson" <mc2499 at> wrote:

> I think I can show that the current book of Ezra dates to the early
> rabbinical period along with the current version of Nehemiah and that the
> current version of Chronicles is even later. (This is not to say that some
> or even many of the traditions are not earlier, but there has been
> substantial work on these texts after the time of Josephus. If this is
> correct then there is a grave problem of distinguishing just what is from
> that period and what is earlier.)

Ian, you may be able to show that to your satisfaction, but I seriously
doubt if you will satisfy many other scholars. The *rabbinic* period?
Post-Josephus? Hardly likely.

cbrady @
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