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RE: [GTh] Re: The Prologue and Chiastic Studies

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  • Richard Hubbard
    Hi Mike and All I m not sure if this book is relevant enough to your (or my) interest to warrant purchase but I note that it is on ABE books (new) for $10 less
    Message 1 of 16 , Jan 14, 2010
      Hi Mike and All

      I'm not sure if this book is relevant enough to your (or my) interest to
      warrant purchase but I note that it is on ABE books (new) for $10 less
      than at Amazon.

      Rick

      |-----Original Message-----
      |From: gthomas@yahoogroups.com [mailto:gthomas@yahoogroups.com]
      |Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 12:48 PM
      |To: Richard Hubbard; gthomas@yahoogroups.com
      |Subject: Re: [GTh] Re: The Prologue and Chiastic Studies
      |Importance: Low
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      |>> (I believe there was a book
      |>> on this subject a few years back. I seem to recall that the title
      was
      |>> "Jews No More", but now I can't locate it on amazon. Oh well.)
      |>
      |Here it is. The correct title is "No Longer Jews: The Search for
      Gnostic Origins" (Carl
      |B. Smith, 2004). It isn't directly relevant to Coptic Thomas, but it
      suggests a Jewish-
      |Egyptian locus, and specifically the Jewish Revolt under Trajan
      (115-117 CE), for
      |the development of so-called Gnosticism - which would presumably
      include such NH
      |texts as the Apocryphon of John. My own line of thinking is that the
      Roman (and
      |popular) response to this Jewish revolt in Alexandria (among other
      places) might
      |have driven some ethnic Jews down-country (i.e., "up" the Nile, since
      the Nile flows
      |toward northern Egypt) to the monasteries, which were at that time
      under only very
      |loose control of Alexandria. This would make sense of Theodoret's
      (Haer. Fab. 13)
      |reference to the Barbeloites (authors of Ap.John) as "Borborians", or
      "mud-people",
      |i.e., probably getting their subsistence from cropland the irrigation
      of which was
      |obtained naturally by the annual flooding of the Nile.
      |
      |http://www.amazon.com/No-Longer-Jews-Gnostic-
      |Origins/dp/1565639448/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263488578&sr=1-1
      |
      |Mike
      |
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