Re: [XTalk] The Jesus movement before the NT
- Dear Ron,
RE your seeing the James dropping out, and then a new James appearing
being odd, I know that Robert Eisenman in his _James the Brother of
Jesus_ talks at great length about that. If you have not already
looked at that work, I would recommend it for this particular issue.
He makes, I believe that point, that there was a purposeful writing
out of James, and the specific text you are talking about, he believes
is a clue to just this idea.
USA, New Jersey, Nutley
On Nov 27, 2011, at 3:16 PM, Ronald Price wrote:
> Firstly the introduction of James the brother of Jesus in Acts is
> very odd.
> In Acts, even the apparently obscure Matthias is carefully
> introduced (Ac
> 1:21-26), yet James the brother of Jesus and leader of the Jesus
> movement in
> Paul's time appears suddenly in Ac 12:17 with not a word of
> introduction in
> Acts. Another oddity is the demise of "James the brother of John" in
> Ac 12:2
> conveniently in time for the other James to appear in the narrative as
> "James" without qualification.
- This topic ran for a while back in January.
I have just seen a review of a book on Philo
which gives particular attention to Philo's
use of some passages from the haftarot which, it is
argued, match part of a later cycle of such readings.
Naomi Cohen, Philo's Scriptures ... (Brill 2007) is
the book, and a very interesting and detailed review
of it by Tzvee Zahavy is in Review of Rabbinic
Judaism 15 (2012) 133-136.
David Mealand, University of Edinburgh
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