Re: [XTalk] The Jesus movement before the NT
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From: Ronald Price
Sent: Friday, December 02, 2011 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: [XTalk] The Jesus movement before the NT
..... All three Ya'qubs are contemporaries, and relatives, of
Jesus. I do not include the Ya'qub that was, perhaps, his grandfather. The
author of Matthew may have had information from family members who were
active in the 1st century. I accept as evidence that the Matthean genealogy
may have been correct for the first three generations, at least, his
patrilear brother and cousin named Ya'qub (that's two) and his cousin Ya'qub
Zebedee (that's three).
So now I'm a step closer to understanding what you're claiming, but I¹m
still unsure about the evidence that these two men called James were the
cousins of Jesus.
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Let's start with Ya'qub Bar Zebediy or "James the Greater"
Mark 16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the
[mother] of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come
and anoint him.
John 19:25 writes it as
- 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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