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Re: orion-list Bannus and Josephus

Albert Baumgarten wrote:
> For those interested in a different interpretation of the diet attributed
> to expelled Essenes, John the Baptist, Bannus, the Maccabees in the hills
> at the time of the revolt and Josephus's priestly captive friends (I think
> that is all), see my article on Ancient Jewish Sectarianism in the Fall
> 1998 issue of Judaism. I don't think it has anything to do with politics
> and all to do with boundary marking against the impurity of the outsider.
> Sometimes that outsider is a "real" non-Jewish source of uncleanness. For
> sectarian Jews that threatening outsider is a non-sectarian "fellow" Jew.
> Al Baumgarten


Could you post the full citation for us?  I'm interested in reading the
article but need to get it by Interlibrary Loan.


David Suter
David W. Suter, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies
Saint Martin's College, Lacey, WA 98503
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