SV: [ANE-2] Re: Book review of the Talpiot tomb- a must read
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Fra: ANEfirstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:ANEemail@example.com] På vegne af Jean-Fabrice Nardelli
Sendt: 4. juli 2007 12:38
Emne: Re: [ANE-2] Re: Book review of the Talpiot tomb- a must read
The problem with the person Yeshua is that, apart from the chronologically remote Gospels and the earlier but heavily reworked Acts, we do not have a scrap of evidence that he ever lived. All the 4the century writings who talk about Socrates being apologetically influenced by his legend, save for the hostile depiction Aristophanes gives of him, for a somewhat earlier phase of his career, in the Clouds, Socrates might conceivably have been a literary phenomenon a posteriori and the result of an "illusion rétrospective" created by Plato, Xenophon and the minor Socratics (so Dupréel), but his very existence is beyond any doubt, thanks to the Attic inscriptions which attest him and his two wives, for example. Let us not muddle the debate any further by bringing back the credibility of Platon and Xenophon qua witnesses.
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Sorry I wrote nonsense. Symposion is of course by Plato. Otherwise, the image of Socrates is of course colored by the ancient contemporary writers who wrote about him. Here is a lesson to be learned.
- My review: http://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/4277_4249.pdf
Niels Peter Lemche
Fra: ANEfirstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:ANEemail@example.com] På vegne af Jim West
Sendt: 5. juli 2007 00:12
Emne: [ANE-2] Re: life after death stuff
Alan Segal's "Life After Death" deals with all the issues that have been
discussed in this thread of another name. If someone has already
mentioned Segal I apologize for repeating it- but if his work has been
mentioned list folk really should give it a read.
> I would like to find clear ancient references to a spiritual resurrection, and am not convinced that the Pauline writings are sufficiently clearly in support of a spiritual resurrection.--
Jim West, ThD
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