On Mon, 01 May 2000 16:17:22 -0500, jkilmon@...
>Tom Simms wrote:
[... Snip ...]
>There is a hundred year period that I call the "wake of the Seleucids"
>between the Maccabean revolt and the Roman/Herodian period that
>seems to play a great role in the construction of the background for
>the Pharisees, the DSS Community and the Jesus Movement. Increased
>nationalism and backlash to the Seleucids promulgated intensified
>messianic interest and the Daniel/Enochian literature. I think the
>slate was such that if Yeshua bar Yosef/Jesus of Nazareth would not
>have come along, someone else would....perhaps JB..if fortunes would
>have been different. Can a single swing of an executioner's axe or
>the setting of a crucifixion spike change the course of history?
>Sure it can. The DSS, therefore, give us the background.
Ah..."wake of the Seleucids" What Alexander hath
wrought? ...splendid. Now tell us where you learn
about this time, texts from after Qumran?
BTW, doesn't the Titulus at Basilica Santa Croce read,
"Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews" in Aramaic,
Greek and Latin ?
Thanks for the lead,