Daily Archives: April 5, 2011

Neusner’s “Synoptic Problem in Rabbinic Literature”

I read Jacob Neusner’s “The Synoptic Problem in Rabbinic Literature”, which appeared in the September 1, 1986 Journal of Biblical Literature. What is the synoptic problem?  In New Testament studies, there is a prominent view that Matthew and Luke used … Continue reading

Posted in Rabbinics, Religion

Idrimi, Epic and Historiography

I’m continuing my way through John Van Seters’ In Search of History.  Here are two items: 1. On pages 190-191, Van Seters compares the historiography about Idrimi with that concerning David and Solomon.  Idrimi in the fifteenth century was the … Continue reading

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