Thursday, March 11, 2010

Golden Calf loose ends

Update to my post about the sorcerers and their supposed role in building the golden calf.

Dating of the Jannes and Jambres texts

Testament of Solomon is an OT apocrypha written in Greek which Kugel puts in the first century BCE
Timothy was written by Paul, or by one of his disciples which puts it in the first century
Acts of Pilate is NT apocrypha and belongs to the second century.
BT Menachot is from somewhere between 300 and 600 CE, but the quote may be older.
Tanchuma is generally considered 5th century, though the thoughts and stories may be older.
TPJ is hard to date, and is usually placed in the 8th century, though some say its later then Rashi, while Kugel allows it may be much older.

The source that says Jannes and Jambres were Ballam's sons

Servants, actually, and it's TPJ. Oddly enough TPJ calls them יניס וימריס in Numbers where they are identified as Ballam's helpers, but יניס וימברס in Exodus where they are court magicians. I have no idea where this discrepancy originated, and therefore would hesitate before calling it an error (though that seems likely) or trying to guess who's error it might be.

Ok, ad kan on the sorcerers. More on Aaron and the calf later.

If anyone can explain why Rashi neglects to include them in his own account of the golden calf story (which is based 100 percent on the Tanchuma version, a version that does include J & J)  please email or comment.


Search for more information about Jannes and Jambres at 4torah.com.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam diazepam dosage get high - diazepam online cheap

Anonymous said...

buy xanax drug interactions with xanax xr - xanax japan

Anonymous said...

generic ativan ativan nausea - ativan buy online

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam diazepam schedule 2 drug - buy diazepam thailand

Anonymous said...

buy cheap diazepam green diazepam 10mg - omeprazole and diazepam drug interactions

Anonymous said...

buy xanax online overnight xanax white pill with r 027 - buy xanax cheap online no prescription

Anonymous said...

lorazepam mg ativan use during pregnancy - max dosage ativan

Anonymous said...

buy ativan effects of ativan addiction - ativan and alcohol death

Anonymous said...

ambien order buy ambien in mexico - buy ambien cr

Anonymous said...

buy soma online no prescription soma medication uses - carisoprodol information

Anonymous said...

ambien online without rx ambien cost walgreens - 5mg of ambien and alcohol

Anonymous said...

buy valium no prescription valium dosage geriatric - where can i buy valium online

Anonymous said...

buy ambien online legally where to buy generic ambien - buy ambien cr online no rx

Anonymous said...

buy valium online buy valium online no prescription in australia - do generic valium look like

Anonymous said...

Hi, MoxoredapeTox buy furosemide without prescription - cheap furosemide no prescription http://www.jacksbackyarddallas.com/#cheap-furosemide-no-prescription

Anonymous said...

Hi, MoxoredapeTox cheap imitrex online - generic sumatriptan http://www.oparticular.net/#generic-sumatriptan

Anonymous said...

New Smoking Drug purchase acomplia - acomplia online no prescription http://www.buydiscountedisotretinoin.net/#acomplia-online-no-prescription

Anonymous said...

Hello, cheap imitrex - buy sumatriptan online no prescription http://www.oparticular.net/#buy-sumatriptan-online-no-prescription

Anonymous said...

Hello, isotretinoin online - isotretinoin cost http://www.wheretobuymedsonline.com/accutane/

Anonymous said...

Hello, cost of imitrex - purchase imitrex http://www.oparticular.net/#purchase-imitrex

Anonymous said...

Hello, order accutane online - buy generic accutane no prescription http://www.wheretobuymedsonline.com/accutane/

Anonymous said...

Hello, buy generic lipitor - lipitor no prescription needed http://www.costoflipitoronline.net/#lipitor-no-prescription-needed

Anonymous said...

Hello, buy generic lipitor online - cheap lipitor 40 mg http://www.costoflipitoronline.net/#cheap-lipitor-40-mg

Anonymous said...

Hello, cytotec medication - order cytotec no prescription http://www.cytotecforlessonline.net/#order-cytotec-no-prescription

Anonymous said...

Producing Drugs From Marine Sponges where can i buy topamax online - topamax online pharmacy http://www.topamaxbetterprice.com/

Anonymous said...

1872 Patented Drug generic reductil - purchase meridia online http://www.meridiaonlineorder.net/#purchase-meridia-online , [url=http://www.meridiaonlineorder.net/#buy-cheap-sibutramine ]buy cheap sibutramine [/url]

Anonymous said...

New Prescription Drug Releases 2008 buy meridia no prescription - meridia cost http://www.meridiaonlineorder.net/#meridia-cost , [url=http://www.meridiaonlineorder.net/#where-to-buy-meridia-diet-pills ]where to buy meridia diet pills [/url]

Anonymous said...

Friends, prozac no prescription - fluoxetine without rx http://www.prozaccheaponline.net/#fluoxetine-without-rx , [url=http://www.prozaccheaponline.net/#order-fluoxetine-online ]order fluoxetine online [/url]

Anonymous said...

2, order finasteride online - cheap finasteride 5mg http://www.propeciagenericforsale.com/#finasteride-without-rx , [url=http://www.propeciagenericforsale.com/#propecia-5mg ]cheap generic propecia [/url]

Anonymous said...

2, cheap propecia online - propecia online no prescription http://www.propeciagenericforsale.com/#buy-propecia-online-no-prescription , [url=http://www.propeciagenericforsale.com/#generic-propecia-online ]buy finasteride no prescription [/url]

Anonymous said...

t, vardenafil online no prescription - cheap levitra online http://www.levitrapillsforsale.net/#cheap-levitra-online , [url=http://www.levitrapillsforsale.net/#generic-levitra ]generic levitra [/url]

Anonymous said...

tfv clomid fertility drug - clomid online http://www.clomidonlinediscount.net/#clomid-online, [url=http://www.clomidonlinediscount.net/#clomid-online]clomid pills online [/url]

Anonymous said...

losneyfgd finasteride without prescription - buy propecia online no prescription http://www.rotu.org/#buy-propecia-online-no-prescription , [url=http://www.rotu.org/#generic-propecia-online ]generic propecia online [/url]

Anonymous said...

3. purchase lorazepam - buy cheap ativan http://www.wheretobuymedsonline.com/#buy-cheap-ativan , [url=http://www.wheretobuymedsonline.com/#where-can-i-buy-ativan-online ]where can i buy ativan online [/url]

Anonymous said...

ooo!!! Buy Topiramate - topamax medication http://www.cheaptopamaxorder.net/#cheap-topamax, Topamax Online

Anonymous said...

Hi, finasteride online no prescription - finasteride without rx http://www.usbonlinegroup.com/, [url=http://www.usbonlinegroup.com/]propecia 5mg [/url]

Anonymous said...

4, generic modafinil - provigil without prescription http://www.energyofprovigil.net/#provigil-for-sale, [url=http://www.energyofprovigil.net/#cheap-modafinil]cheap modafinil[/url]

Anonymous said...

acomplia online - acomplia 20mg pills http://www.acompliadietbenefits.net/, [url=http://www.acompliadietbenefits.net/]acomplia price[/url]

Anonymous said...

5, [url=http://www.cheapzoloftrx.net/] Sertraline Price [/url] - Generic Zoloft - cheap zoloft no prescription http://www.cheapzoloftrx.net/ .

Anonymous said...

5, [url=http://www.isotretinoinonlinerx.net/] Accutane Price [/url] - Isotretinoin Online - roaccutane price http://www.isotretinoinonlinerx.net/ .

Anonymous said...

ooo! [url=http://www.fasthomeworkdelivery.com/]help my homework [/url] help with homework - homework answers http://www.fasthomeworkdelivery.com/ [url=http://www.fasthomeworkdelivery.com/] Homework Answers [/url] homework assistance - homework center http://www.fasthomeworkdelivery.com/ [url=http://www.fasthomeworkdelivery.com/]homework help online [/url] homework help sites - homework helper http://www.fasthomeworkdelivery.com/ [url=http://www.fasthomeworkdelivery.com/] Homework Problems [/url] homework helper online - homework live help http://www.fasthomeworkdelivery.com/