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Daily Archives: December 3, 2008
Source: Birger A. Pearson, “Jewish Sources in Gnostic Literature,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 479. “…the Gnostic pattern featuring the ‘blasphemy’ or ‘vain claim’ of the Demiurge–itself based upon Jewish texts … Continue reading
For background, see Numbers 23:19, Enoch. Genesis Rabbah 25:1 has Abbahu’s comments on God taking Enoch. I’m not sure if I find them all that convincing. The translation is from my Judaic Classics Library. Some sectarians asked R. Abbahu: We … Continue reading
Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 539-540. “Like Simlai, Abbahu attacked the Christian dogmas in the most uncompromising manner, and grounded his opposition, according to the manner of the time, … Continue reading
Source: Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, Volume II: Ante-Nicene Christianity (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1910) 39. “The Talmud is the slow growth of several centuries. It is a chaos of Jewish learning, wisdom, and folly, a continent … Continue reading
I just read in the blog “Faith and Theology” that William Placher has passed away. William Placher was a theology professor at Wabash College. I went to Wabash’s rival, DePauw University. But, although I never personally met Placher, he was … Continue reading
Source: Birger A. Pearson, “Jewish Sources in Gnostic Literature,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 460-461. “A closer look reveals that the passage posits three classes of men: the perfect, on whom … Continue reading