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Re: [John_Lit] Judeans

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  • Wayne Highsmith
    ... Tony, You are absolutely correct in re: anti-Judaism . I stand corrected. --Wayne ... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/johannine_literature/messages ...
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 16, 2004
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      --- Tony Costa <tmcos@...> wrote:
      > Wayne, you state "Many read anti-Semitism into this
      > and while I agree that
      > anti-Semitism is present in the NT I hold that John
      > was not in this
      > instance." I think it would be more proper to
      > designate some of the texts
      > in the NT to be "anti-Judaism" rather than
      > "anti-Semitic". If the NT authors
      > were Jewish, and most scholars would hold that they
      > were, it would appear
      > quite oxymoronic to charge them with anti-Semitism.
      > There were a variety of
      > "Judaisms" in the first century to be sure
      > (Pharisees, Saducees, Essenes to
      > name a few) and there was tension even between these
      > groups, especially the
      > view of the Essenes that the priesthood in Jerusalem
      > was illegitimate. The
      > Christain movement which was also Jewish in its
      > primitive beginnings also
      > clashed with the Judaisms of its day.
      >
      > Tony Costa
      Tony,
      You are absolutely correct in re: "anti-Judaism".
      I stand corrected. --Wayne
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: <mr_atoz@...>
      > To: <johannine_literature@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 9:29 PM
      > Subject: [John_Lit] Judeans
      >
      >
      > > Well, since I do so love stirring things up I'd
      > like to give an
      > > opinion sure to get me targeted for shoot-down.
      > > As we know, the writer of 4G consistantly targeted
      > the blame for all
      > > of Jesus's troubles on "the Jews". Whereas in the
      > synoptics the
      > > writers were much more specific when it came to
      > the various 'bad-guys-
      > > of-the-week' be it the Sadducees, Herodians,
      > Pharisees or even
      > > individuals, the Johannine writer--with few
      > exceptions--simply
      > > bombarded "the Jews".
      > > Many read anti-Semitism into this and while I
      > agree that anti-
      > > Semitism is present in the NT I hold that John was
      > not in this
      > > instance. I believe the Johannine writers use of
      > the word "Jews"
      > > should be rendered "Judeans". A few scholars hold
      > this view as well
      > > but I know that many do not so I'm hoping to
      > aggravate.....er,
      > > ahem,...that is to say I was hoping to SOLICIT the
      > opinions of the
      > > rest of this august group on this topic.
      > > I agree with those scholars who believe the
      > Galileans saw themselves
      > > as the remnant/successors/rightful heirs of the
      > northern Israelites
      > > and that it was this distinction that "John" was
      > making with his use
      > > of the term "Judeans".
      > > Alright, I'm now carrying my bullet-proof couch so
      > fire away gang.
      > > --Wayne
      > >
      > >
      > >
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