Re: [[Synoptic-L] brief comments: Hakkinen; Kloppenborg; Laupot]
- Stephen Goranson <goranson@...> wrote:
Aplologies for crossposting, though I think these
respond to issues on both lists.
Previously, I noted that the article by Eric Laupot
entirely avoided the excellent discussion by
Menahem Stern in Greek and Latin Authors Jews and
Juadaism (1980)--a standard work whhich should have
been cited. Stern gave references to Origen, Paulus
Orosius, and Sulpicius Severus himself (on Hadrian's
destruction of Jerusalem) which make Laupot's
proposal exceedingly improbable. I am no expert on
Sulpicius Severus. But I made a quick tour in the
library of several recent works on him--including
works more recent than most cited in the article--
and found yet more counterindications. E.g., the
uncited volume, G. K. van Andel, The Christian
Concept of History in Sulpicius Severus (Amsterdam,
1976), with a long discussion on Tacitus.
----- Just for the record: van Andel's "uncited
volume" was cited by me in footnote 2. Van Andel's
work also included a long discussion of Hadrian's
destruction of Jerusalem, and Paulus Orosius' work
was discussed extensively on p. 243 of my article.
I did not mention Menachem Stern's discussion because,
as I recall, it was tertiary to various secondary
sources. Since the above-mentioned citations formed
the heart of my study, I can only conclude that you
did not read my paper very carefully. However, if you
would care to share with us exactly what it was that
Origen had to say (as well as these "more recent works
on Severus" that you mention), then perhaps we may
get some idea as to why you feel my argument is
"improbable." Without these details, however, I cannot
comment on your critique.
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