By Ray A. Pritz

Nazarene Jewish Christianity is a finished learn of the heirs of the earliest Jerusalem church, their heritage and doctrines, their kinfolk with either synagogue and the transforming into Gentile church. the writer analyzes all resources, Jewish, Christian, and pagan, that can throw mild at the sect and its final mysterious disappearance. He additionally offers with the Birkat haMinim and historicity of the flight to Pella.

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Fiber 63 (PL 12, 1122; CSEL 63, 33): Symmachiani alii discipuli istius (Patrieius) eadem sentientes in omnibus, non sperantes iudicium, vitiis saecularibus et carnalibus coneupiscentiis praedicant serviendum. "33 Before his conversion, Augustine adhered for some years to Manichaean philosophy. In 383 Faustus of Milevis, a Manichaean propagandist, visited nearby Carthage and taught for a short time. Augustine's keen inteIlect had raised certain questions, and he began to study under Faustus. However, Faustus was unable to satisfy Augustine, and thence beg an his turn to Christianity, completed some three years later.

14) for 'tl)"pn (taqdfsU) and tl)'P~ (miqdas') respectively. The opposites, of course, are pro/anus and ~n (~ol) which it sometimes translates. 73 It seems that Jerome hirnself assigned thc meanings to the names,74 that taking his cue from the names of Hillel and Shammai and the conlext of the scripture on which he was commenting. hc contrived this ingenious etymology. All of this necessitates his using a Latin bible text, which would obviate the involvement of Apollinaris. The last phrase of this 69 Judaism, III, 56.

Teicher, JJS 4 (1953), l34; G. Vermes, Les Manuscrits du Desert de Juda (1953), p. 201, n. 4; and E. T~sta, Euntes Docete 10 (1957),281-284. , de mens. et pond. 14, says that he was a convert to Christianity and then went over to ludaism. The talmuds (Kiddushin 59a; jMegilah 1: 11, 71c) confirm that he was a student of Akiva and-interestingly enough-of Eliezer b. Hyrkanus and loshua b. Hananiah. His literal Greek translation of thc OT was very much in the Akiva exegetical style a'nd became the Bible ofGreek-speaking lews while the LXX had been taken over by the Christians.

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