It’s great to see that René Salm still adds to his website. His latest is a response to arguments that the passage in Josephus’s Antiquities about John the Baptist is part of the original Josephan text:
Other recent posts relating to René Salm’s work:
- Is the Nazareth Question Important? A Response to Richard Carrier (2021-09-29)
- Once more on Nazareth, Relevance and Salm versus Carrier (2021-10-01)
And others on the John the Baptist reference in Josephus’s Antiquities:
Further, I have added more chapters to the Bruno Bauer page. Interesting thoughts that arise:
1. The temptations of Jesus in the wilderness are actually the temptations of the Church;
2. It makes little sense for a great founder or teacher to be declaring that a “greater” is following him — the founder is necessarily the greater one;
3. Contrary to what we read about the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, no teacher has ever started out by calling for a team of disciples. Disciples must always follow after the work of teaching has been underway for some time and making an impact.
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