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Re: orion-list More Detail vs. Less Detail - - Hippolytus vs. Josephus?

George X. Brooks,

	The story of the discovery and study of the Hippolytus manuscript
is certainly interesting, but the manuscript dates to 14th century--nothing
special compared to Josephus manuscripts. And the Hippolytus manuscript
includes plenty of scribal copy problems. Comparing Josephus and Hippolytus
on Essenes is a complex matter. Perhaps you should read more before sending
in conclusions or questions. (The archive includes bibliography on

	Claiming Josephus was a 3-year practitioner and Essene oath-taker
is quite doubtful, IMO, and more than even he claimed in an inflated
portion of his Vita.

Stephen Goranson

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