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Hyam Maccoby

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1mysticskeptic
Editat: ag. 1, 2020, 2:21am

Hello out there!

I'm just fishing to see if anyone bites about Hyam Maccoby, the author of The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity.

What does our little group make of this fellow? I personally found some of the book mentioned above to have some real flaws, but his focus on the Noahide Laws to be quite enlightening regarding how the early disciples of Jesus may have felt about the Gentiles.

2danette
ag. 4, 2007, 10:42am

I found that book to be quite provocative and appreciated it for that; however, my religion professor let me know that Maccoby is not highly regarded in the world of biblical scholarship.

I think other books on Paul are far better. I found Wayne Meeks's book, "The First Urban Christians" to provide a more compelling perspective on Paul.