Friday, October 25, 2013

More on Syriac Joseph and Aseneth

IS SYRIAC JOSEPH AND ASENETH A LOST GOSPEL? Mark Goodacre posts a note by Richard Bauckham on the possibility that Simcha Jacobovici and Barrie Wilson's announced "Lost Gospel" is none other than this: The Bride of God or the Lost Gospel of Joseph and Asyath, Richard Bauckham. Bauckham seems sympathetic to the possibility that Joseph and Aseneth (originally written in Greek) was intended as a Christian allegory and I would not rule this out either. But calling it a lost gospel, if that's what Jacobovici and Wilson are going to do, creates some genre confusion.

Bauckham has more to say in the comments section, where Goodacre also notes that the bibliography in his Joseph and Aseneth website has been updated.

Related recent post here.