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June 08, 1973 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-06-08

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, June 8, 1973-15

Jesus Worked
Magic: Scholar

NEW YORK — A Columbia
University ancient history
professor has found evidence
that may alter understanding
of the New Testament, of
Christianity and of Jesus.
Prof. Morton Smith deals
with a fragment of a pur-
ported secret Gospel of Mark,
which he discovered; a prim-
itive text from which the
Gospels of Mark and John
may have been drawn; early
Christian secret rites and
their ties to pagan practices
and the •rofessor's conclu-
sion that Jesus practiced
magic.
His evidence goes back to
his discovery at Mar Saba,
ai Icient Greek Orthodox
monastery near Jerusalem,
of a manuscript purportedly
the text of a letter from
Clement of Alexandria.
Prof. Smith outlines his
theses, find, and conclusions
in "Clement of Alexandria
and a Secret Gospel of
Mark," published by Harvard
University Press, and "The
Secret Gospel," published by
Harper and Row.
In the books, Prof. Smith
compiled a list of practices
ascribed to ancient magicians
and by the New Testament
to Jesus — "The power to
make anyone he wanted fol-
low him, exorcism (even at
a distance), remote control
of spirits, giving disciples
power over demons, miracu-
lous cures of hysterical con-
ditions including fever, paral-
ysis, hemorrhage, deafness,
blindness, loss of speech,
raising the dead, stilling
storms, walking on water,
miraculously providing food,
miraculous escapes, making,
himself invisible, foreknowl-
edge, mindreading, claiming
to be a son of god or an
image of god.
"All these claims and
stories and rites are those of
a magician, not a rabbi or
notes in "The Secret Gospel."
"Who ever heard of the
Messiah's being an exorcist,
let alone being eaten?"

Local Historical
Society Issues
June Volume

A 1904 study of the Jewish
population of Detroit and re-
prints from the Detroit Yid-
dish Directory of 1907 are
included in the June issue
of "Michigan Jewish His-
tory," organ of the Michigan
Jewish 'Historical Society.
Other articles include a
biographical sketch of the
late Bernard Whiteman, a
member of the historical so-
ciety who died last year; a
air by Dr. Joseph E.
S. _,er, Detroit's only Jewish
veterinary inspector hired
for his knewledge of Yiddish;
and a brief biography of De-
troiter Henry Gillman, a de-
scendant of Massachusetts
Gov. John Winthrop and U.S.
consul in Jerusalem from
1886 to 1891. Gillman, who
authored "The Wild Flowers
and Gardens of Jerusalem
and Palestine," was instru-
mental in preventing the ex-
pulsion of the Jews from Pal-
estine by the Turks.
There are several other
articles in "Michigan Jewish
History," of which Allen A.
Warsen is editor.
For information, write
Warsen, 21721 Parklawn, Oak
Park 48237.

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