[XTalk] Re: Testimonium Flavianum
- On 5 Jan 00, at 12:35, Mark T. Cameron wrote:
> Could not all three of these examples serve Josephus' purpose ofThe question appears to presume that that was Josephus' purpose. But
> showing that the Jews had killed their own greatest leaders, thus
> bringing divine judgment upon themselves?
as I understand it, his argument was not that the killing "of their own
greatest leaders" brought down divine judgment, but other failures.
On 7 Jan 00, at 7:40, Neil Godfrey wrote:
> 3. Could Josephus really have bracketed Jesus with such orthodox
> voices for law and righteousness as John the Baptist and James?
While I agree with most of the rest of your argument, it seems worth
remembering that a case can be made (as Crossan does) that there was a
revolutionary character to John's movement.