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Re: [GTh] Re: Gospels as Historical Novels

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  • Jon Zuck
    This sounds interesting. Where can I find a copy of Joseph and Asenath? Is it available online anywhere? ... Shalom v Tovah, Jon Zuck Web URL:
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      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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      Jon Zuck
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    • FMMCCOY
      ... From: Jon Zuck To: Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 8:03 PM Subject: Re: [GTh] Re: Gospels as Historical Novels
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        From: "Jon Zuck" <frimmin@...>
        To: <gthomas@yahoogroups.com>
        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?
        Is
        > 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.

        Regards,

        Frank McCoy
        Maplewood, MN USA
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