Thank you for your reply, Professor Gibson.
> First of all, you may wish to note that it is not so certain that
> Suetonius did
> write decades after Luke.
Yes, that is why I wrote "generally held."
> Secondly, the issue is not "would Luke have known Suetonius?", but "would
> have known the tale told by Asclepias?" (and BTW, also by Dio Cassius in
> History of Rome [45 1.2-2.4]).
Yes, that is why I asked specifically for the dating of Asclepias.
> Asclepias was a contemporary of Augustus and to my knowledge he wrote his
> Theologumena before Augustus died (14 CE).
> But why not ask your question of Dom himself (whom I presume is the HJ
> scholar you
> refer to above). He may be reached at:
I asked Professor Goodacre if he had an address for Crossan, but as I
mentioned, he sent me here. Thank you again for the information.