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January 21st, 2009
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Morton Smith and the Secret Evil Gospel of Mark
Here's an interesting article in The Nation about Morton Smith and his scandalous claims about the "secret evil" Gospel of Mark, following the discovery of an allegedly ancient document in the monastery at Mar Saba.

Interestingly (for some definition of "interesting"), Smith, stranded in Palestine during WWII, studied classics under the legendary Max Schwabe and Hans Lewy, and Jewish mysticism under Gershom Scholem, earning the distinction of being the first Christian Ph.D. of the Hebrew University, a Ph.D. dissertation written in Hebrew!

An interesting read, anyhow.

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From:Daniel [oeconomist.com]
Date:January 21st, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
Certainly very interesting reading (as with most or all of the material to which you provide links). Rather frustrating, too, that there seems so little hope of resolution.
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Date:January 21st, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
Yep: http://dimrub.livejournal.com/273914.html too bad it's in Russian.
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