Thursday, December 04, 2014

Richard Bauckham, Assessing the Lost Gospel, Part 5

Here is the fifth instalment of Richard Bauckham's assessment of the new book by Simcha Jacobovici and Barrie Wilson, The Lost Gospel. In it, he continues the response begun in Part 3: Misreading Joseph and Aseneth (i):

Assessing the Lost Gospel
Misreading Joseph and Aseneth (ii)

by Richard Bauckham

The above link is to a PDF of the article.  A Word version is also available.  Part 1 is here. Part 2 is herePart 3 is here. Part 4 is here.  (When the response is complete, I'll gather links to all the parts in a single post).


Geoff Hudson said...

Richard , I don't know how you can have the patience to deal with any of this in the detail that you have. Jacobovici and Wilson have their tongue in their cheek, if they believe that anyone could accept what they say. They are even worse with their arbitrariness than Barbara Thiering with her pesher interpretation.

Richard Bauckham said...

Geoff, it's a good question whether the authors are actually serious about what they write. I'm going to say a word about that in my conclusion, which is not far off now! I probably wouldn't have had the patience for all this if I hadn't become rather interested in Joseph and Aseneth.