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[Synoptic-L] Re: SBL 1999 (Monday)2

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  • yochanan bitan
    ... OK, so that s what freyne said. is he right? (i will quote shmuel safrai s work, professor emeritus, history of second temple and rabbinic judaism, hebrew
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 27, 1999
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      >Freyne states that "it is not
      >possible to name more than a handful of native Galilean teachers from our
      >documentary sources." Then later Freyne admits: "What is noteworthy about
      >all of these is that they are to be found teaching outside Galilee itself"

      >(201-202).

      OK, so that's what freyne said. is he right?

      (i will quote shmuel safrai's work, professor emeritus, history of second
      temple and rabbinic judaism, hebrew university. i believe i sent a similar
      list last year at this time, maybe with a couple more names.)
      Shmuel Safrai, "The Jewish Cultural Nature of the Galilee in the First
      Century," Immanuel 24/25 (1990), 147-186.
      in this non-exhastive article, safrai has noted the following first-century
      jewish sages from galilee:

      Yohanan ben Zakkai,
      Hanina ben Dosa,
      Halafta,
      Hananiah ben Teradyon,
      Eleazar ben Azariah,
      Zadok,
      Elisha ben Avuyah,
      Yose ben Kismah,
      Ilai,
      Yohanan ben Nuri,
      Eleazar ben Parta,
      Eleazar ben Teradyon,
      Yose ben Tadai of Tiberias,
      Zakkai of Kavul,
      Yose ha-Gelili, (NB: galil was a town in NW galilee, yose's hometown,
      not the "whole region" as often misinterpreted!)
      Abba Yose Holikofri of Tiv'on.

      well, safrai's "handful" is sixteen. big hands.
      imagine all of those teachers just walking out on stage from nowhere-land!
      (anyone have a sense of humor here?)
      so go with what freyne said, or go with what safrai said, as you wish,
      but one is more right than the other.
      as far as safrai is concerned the whole thing is a non-issue: there were
      prushim all over the galilee, just like the gospels assume and the
      congruence of the background of jesus' teaching assumes.

      braxot
      randall buth
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