Re: [XTalk] The Jesus movement before the NT
- On 08/12/2011 20:59, Ronald Price wrote:
>And, according to Wilson, Jesus presumably became a Christian Messiah
> Dennis Goffin wrote:
> > 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
> > literature did he correspond in order to enable that recognition ?
> It's a good question, but I don't yet have a clear view of what
> first-century Jews would have thought of the role of the Messiah, nor
> of the
> specific sources on which their views would have been based. It's really a
> question for someone who knows ancient Judaism much better than I do.
> That said, I have today borrowed a library book which may have the answer.
> It is "How Jesus became Christian", by a Canadian Professor of Humanities
> and Religious Studies, Barrie Wilson. He writes that the clearest
> of the idea is to be found in the Psalms of Solomon. The Messiah must
> overthrow foreign rule, establish an independent Jewish state, be a
> king, and usher in universal peace, establishing the kingdom of God.
because he didn't do any of the above?
Major (The Salvation Army)
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- 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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