Sam, Chr & Josephus

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at
Mon Mar 12 06:23:54 EST 2001

Surely Samuel at least is demonstrably earlier than Josephus, as it is
represented at Qumran. Is the same true of Chronicles? I know this doesn't
settle the matter, but are there any reputable scholars who date Chronicles
after 70 CE?

Peter Kirk

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Hutchesson [mailto:mc2499 at]
Sent: 11 March 2001 00:49
To: Biblical Hebrew
Subject: Re: Sam, Chr & Josephus


The grits are here:

>If we adopt reasonable
>datings for the materials, i.e. Sam. and Chr. earlier than
>Jos., then Peter's solution is preferable.

As you have no relevant criteria to say what the "reasonable datings for the
materials, i.e. Sam. and Chr." are, nor whether those "reasonable datings"
earlier than Josephus, this is worth your two cents I suppose.


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