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[John_Lit] Re: Greeks in John 12

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  • Horace Jeffery Hodges
    Elizabeth, It was I who asked the question. Thanks for remembering it. I, too, would be interested in knowing the full answer (and will perhaps discover it as
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 21, 2000
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      Elizabeth,

      It was I who asked the question. Thanks for
      remembering it. I, too, would be interested in knowing
      the full answer (and will perhaps discover it as I
      read on further in this past week's mountain of
      emails).

      Jeff Hodges

      --- ejdanna@... wrote:
      >
      > I'm wondering if someone on this list can help me
      > track something down.
      > At the end of my paper on the Greeks at SBL, a
      > gentleman asked me why I
      > thought that the Greeks were either God-fearers or
      > prosyleytes. Why
      > couldn't they be Greek-speaking Jews from the
      > Diaspora? I later explained
      > that these Greeks are referred to as "hellhnes," but
      > the New Testament
      > word for Greek-speaking Diaspora Jews is always
      > "hellhnistai." As we were
      > talking a lady (Adele Reinhartz?) approached and
      > said that another scholar
      > had argued that the Greeks of John 12 were Diaspora
      > Jews, as part of an
      > argument that the term "Ioudaioi" in John means not
      > "Jews" but "Judeans."
      > I think she said that she was referring to recent
      > work by R.A. Culpepper,
      > but I forgot to make a note of the information and
      > now it would be useful.
      > Can anyone help?
      > Elizabeth Danna
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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