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Re: Nazoreth vs. Nazorean

> I have posted this slightly edited comment on another list.  My sources essen-
> tially are Hugh Schonfield, Ian Wilson and _Biblical Archaeology Review_: 
>    Re: Nazareth:  There is NO epigraphic evidence before 3rd Century CE!  The
>    textual evidences from the manuscripts support the attribution (Jesus the
>    Nazorean) I've given.  The King James Redactors were wrong.
>    Now SHOW me any epigraphic evidence for a village called Nazareth circa the
>    turn of the Era.  The most one can show is some kind of villa or farm and
>    NO written text connected with it.
> Am I wrong?  Have I missed something?  Should I ask another list?

There is a stone inscription in the Louvre called the Nazareth 
Decree,  apparently set up by order of Claudius Caesar at Nazareth, 
that dates from about A.D. 50 that has to do with disturbing graves 
and tombs near the town.  Such a topic would suggest that the town 
had been established for some time, so that likely pushes the 
existence of the town back at least to the turn of the era.

Dave Washburn
I've never had an original thought in my life,
so this opinion must be someone else's fault.