Daily Archives: November 13, 2008

Josephus and Cessationism

Source: Harold W. Attridge, “Josephus and His Works,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 223. “Josephus maintains that the ‘exact succession of the prophets’, which guarantees the historical reliability of the records … Continue reading

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Another First

Today, I watched the first episode of the Waltons with Corabeth. Like yesterday, this was purely an accident: I put a tape in, and that’s what happened to be on. I’ve just had a knack lately for randomly picking special … Continue reading

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Child Sacrifice, Part 2

Source: Michael Fishbane’s Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel (New York: Oxford, 1988) 185. Ezekiel 20:25-26 states: “Moreover I gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances by which they could not live. I defiled them through their very gifts, … Continue reading

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Strabo Was Anti-Idol

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 179. Graetz states the following about Strabo, a Greek geographer from the first century B.C.E. to the first century C.E., and a proponent of … Continue reading

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Josephus and Titus: Spin, Spin, Spin

Source: Harold W. Attridge, “Josephus and His Works,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 203. “The portrait of Titus [by Josephus] as the reluctant and compassionate destroyer of Jerusalem [in 70 C.E.] … Continue reading

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