8591RE: [XTalk] Dating of GMark
- Dec 2, 2001Mahlon, greetings:
>So it is still a leap of faith to >>identify the names on the ossuariesI think the point that J.T. Milik made was although both Simon and Alexander
>(which obviously belonged to real >people) with those "individuals"
>who are alluded to by Mark. So the >evidence of the ossuaries in no way
>documents the actual existence of >"these individuals" -- i.e., those
>mentioned in Mark's text.
were common names in 1st century Palestine, the perplexing similarity of
these names with those on the ossuary was more than mere coincidence. Yes
you can name other individuals with the name Alexander but can you point to
another Alexander in the Cyrenian Jewish community who was the son of Simon.
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