RE: [XTalk] The Jesus movement before the NT
- Ron, You say "Jesus was recognized as the Jewish Messiah." What in your view were the reasons why, and to what in the Hebrew Bible and/or the intertestamental literature did he correspond in order to enable that recognition ?
- 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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