Sam, Chr & Josephus (Christian)

Christian M. M. Brady cbrady at tulane.edu
Sat Mar 17 09:13:55 EST 2001


On 3/17/01 8:01 AM, "Ian Hutchesson" <mc2499 at mclink.it> wrote:

> I wrote:
> 
>> No-one in second temple times *shows* any knowledge of Ezra.
>> 
> Just to avoid a possible further quibble, let me reword it again:
> 
> Of the literature that has come down to us from the second temple no-one
> *shows* any knowledge of Ezra.

Thank you. That is much more concise.

>> Get the point? The refounder of the religion of the second temple passes
>> totally unnoticed in the second temple.

To avoid further confusion, in spite of the >> this is Ian's comment, not
mine. I understand what you are arguing, but it requires your initial
assumptions of the dating of other texts which is obviously not shared by
the majority. (And yes of course, "majority" does not equal "correct.")

Cb cbrady @ tulane.edu
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