Re: [GTh] Re: Gospels as Historical Novels
- This sounds interesting. Where can I find a copy of Joseph and Asenath? Is
it available online anywhere?
> We possess a Jewish work, Joseph and Asenath (to be short-handed as JA)---
> that definitely is a historical novel written in Greek. Indeed, in The
> History of Ancient Israel (p. 262), Michael Grant states, "It may be the
> oldest Greek novel in existence. Its author, however, was a Jew, although
> he presents Judaism as a mystery religion on a par with the many other
> Hellenistic faiths of that kind, involving elaborate initiations, which
> pervaded the Hellenistic world."
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From: "Jon Zuck" <frimmin@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 8:03 PM
Subject: Re: [GTh] Re: Gospels as Historical Novels
> This sounds interesting. Where can I find a copy of Joseph and Asenath?
> it available online anywhere?
Dear Jon Zuck:
There is a web-site for Joseph and Asenath that is maintained by Dr. Mark
Goodacre of the University of Birmingham. It includes a translation of this
text. If I copied it correctly (a big if), the web-site address is
http://www.bham.ac.uk/theology/goodacre. On it is also listed this (again,
hopefully copied correctly) M.S.Goodacre@... This is possibly Dr.
Goodacre's e-mail address. I hope this helps.
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