Re: Dositheans - Dositheus (prior post was incomplete)
>>>Since no one has furthered this thread, I thought I wouldmake minor comments about things that could be very important
<snipped for brevity>
This leaves us with the simple conclusion that he didn't need
to: he was RAISED a Sadduccee (there really wasn't any other
way to become one - - other than by marriage one supposes).<<<
Certianly one of a number of possibilities that scholars debate.
Obviously neither the Sadducees nor Josephus were Gnostics, but since
we are dealing with that time period perhaps they will come up now and
>>>In reference to Dositheus, PMCV writes:"Several heresiological sources state that he was a Samaritan, and
the Dosithean sect is referred to as a form of Samaritanism in both
Jewish and Arabic accounts."<<<
I was a little confused by your quoting me above. It doesn't seem to
relate to your point above, so I am wondering if you intended to add a
response and maybe forgot?