Here is a list of 10 more people who responded to my Five Most Influential Primary Sources meme. The lists have been quite interesting so far and provided information on a number of texts I have never read. Out of this group it looks like The Didache is the most influential source with four people choosing it. (Six total if you include myself and Brandon Wason from my earlier summary.) Since so many people completed this meme it will take me a few more posts to track them all down and add them to the list. Hopefully, these lists have provided some sources for others to look at again, or for the first time. I for one will be looking at In Praise of Learned Scribes. Thanks for the source Adam. If there’s anyone who hasn’t been tagged yet that still would like to post a list, go for it.
Nijay Gupta – 1. Philo 2. Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs 3. Anabasis 4. The Community Rule aka 1QS (the Dead Sea Scrolls). 5. Plutarch: Parallel Lives
Clayboy – The Didache. Josephus, Jewish War, Jubilees, 1 Enoch, Community Rule.
Rick Brannan – Didache. 1 Clement, Letters of Ignatius, 1 Enoch, Josephus.
C. Jay Chrisostomo – CLAM (Canonical Lamentations of Ancient Mesopotamia. . . a collection of balaĝ laments), The collection of Inana-Dumuzi songs in Love Songs in Sumerian Literature, Schooldays, The Tetrad, legal texts from Hellenistic Uruk (found on HBTIN)
Jim Spinti – 1. The Toothache incantation in Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament. 2. The Kumarbi Cycle in Hittite. 3. The plague prayers of Mursili. 4. The Aeneid, 5. Didache.
Nick Norelli – 1 Clement, The Didache, Adversus Haereses*, Antiquitates Judaicae*, Q.
Adam Couturier– Wisdom of Ben Sirach, Wisdom of Amen-em-opet, The Instructions of Shuruppak, The Instruction of Ani, In Praise of Learned Scribes
Mike Whitenton – The “Son of God” texts in Antiquity, 1-2 Maccabees, The Parables of Enoch (1 En 37-71), 4Q Messianic Apocalypse (4Q521), P. Haun. II, 2 II, 1-42.
Rob Kashow – 1. The Isaiah Scroll, Enûma Eliš, Apostolic Fathers, ANF & NPNF, The Book of Enoch