Steps of the seminar
1. A Fine Art ;
2. Sociological Definition
Sources: Ancient Jewish Versions of Scriptures: (Proto)TM and Other Hebrew Versions (DSS); G; Tg; Sam. Canonization, Tradition, Authority: Diversity of Included Books, of versions.
1: the Rabbinic Account
2: Historical Questions;
3: Jewish Palestine between (Western) Diaspora and (Eastern) Geoula
Sources: Maccabees; Josephus Flavius; Philo of Alexandria
NT: Acts; Gospels as Ancient Biographies?; John’s contacts with Jewish philosophical speculations like those of Philo.
3. Second Temple
Definition: An Approximate Designation.
Sources: Panorama of peri-testamental, apocalyptic and deuterocanonical/apocryphal works
NT: apocalyptic passages in the Gospels.
4. New Testament
Definition : New Testament
Diathêkê kainê as Paradox or Dialectics; specificity: biography of the Master; letters?
One Study Case: Reading the Prologue of John as 1st c. Messianic Literature.
Source: John 1:1-18