Sam, Chr & Josephus

Ian Hutchesson mc2499 at
Mon Mar 12 17:35:33 EST 2001

>Surely Samuel at least is demonstrably earlier than Josephus, as it is
>represented at Qumran. Is the same true of Chronicles?

This is something one will have to see. Yes, some fragments have been ascribed to
Samuel, but one would need to see what the variations were to see if in fact we are
dealing with Samuel or that Vorlage I see lurking behind our three texts. Also I
haven't seen the tiny Chr frag which is described as having one or two words left on
each line. It's marvelous that there was enough to attempt an identification.

>I know this doesn't
>settle the matter, but are there any reputable scholars who date Chronicles
>after 70 CE?

Probably not. Would a reputable scholar want to propose such an idea?


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