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Re: orion HIPPOLYTUS: THE ESSENE TEXT
TO: Asia Lerner
Could you please elaborate about his extravagance regarding the
And what do you think has embroidered on the passage regarding the
On Mon, 14 Sep 1998 11:28:49 +0200 email@example.com writes:
>At 08:22 PM 9/8/98 -0400, you wrote:
>>You asked if Hippolytus was copying from Josephus. Once you read the
>>text, I think you will believe that Josephus and Hippolytus were
>>from some PRIOR text.
>This very same Hippolytus is a corner stone of Del Medico's "The Myth
>The Essenes". Del Medico's theory is that Hippolytus' text is the
>the Essene passages in Josephus, these passages being a late (3-4th
>century) insertion, not written by Josephus originally.
>On my part, it seems to me that there are few things in Hippolytus
>cannot be derived from one of the Big Three : Philo, Josephus and
>and the notion of an original source prior to Josephus and Hippolytus
>unnecessary. Hippolytus simply has a tendancy for embroidering on his
>sources - this is as obvious in the passage on Sadduccees as it is in
>passage on the Essenes.
>All best, Asia Lerner
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