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Re: Eisenman - a test?
On Mon, 20 Jan 1997 16:30:32 -0500 (EST), jwest@SunBelt.Net writes:
>At 10:46 AM 1/20/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>The Penguin ad for RH Eisenman's _James the Brother of Jesus_
>>says $45 for 1,036 pages: Jan 97 is listed as publication date.
>>Has anybody received a copy and read it?
>I have one on order- but it has not yet been published (evidently).
>Jim West, ThD
Ian Hutchesson and Russell Gm-blfx (I can't spell it) have pretty well
convinced me the Cache of scrolls is c. 65 BC(E)... I have a lot riding
on Eisenman because I have one leg of my view that Jesus encountered Paul
at Dasmascus/Qumran and Eisenman's readings allow this view. I relied
on the summary B and L gave his views (and on Hugh Schonfield) to think
as I did and until I know who occupied the Q site before 68 AD/CE my view
may survive, SWIM (See What I Mean)?
Frankly, their (H and Gm) view is correct in its main points and uses
Eisenman translations to support their readings but that reading may not
be crucial, we'll see. This is something I think has only come along
since E's text was sent to the printers, likely post galley stage even.
Thanks for the note