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Re: orion Chanukah, Tefillin and Minim

Paul Flesher wrote:

> Paul V.M. Flesher, Director
> Religious Studies Program
> University of Wyoming
> Laramie, WY 82071-3353 USA
> Yes, minim is essentially a rabbinic term.  It is anachronistic when applies
> to the C2 bce.
> Paul Flesher

Are we assuming the term was coined around the time of the Birkhat ha_minim
(85 CE) or simply that there is no usage known prior to the emergence of
the Pharisees?


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