Re: [XTalk] The Jesus movement before the NT
- I had written:
>> ... Barrie Wilson ... writes that the clearest expositionDavid Cavanagh replied:
>> 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.
> And, according to Wilson, Jesus presumably became a Christian MessiahDavid,
> because he didn't do any of the above?
Wilson (correctly, I believe) describes Jesus as a "Messiah claimant".
The things listed above didn't happen, so it appears that Jesus was
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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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