(Available on-line.) Hedrick, Charles. As Smith, they mostly thought that the story was based on oral tradition, although they generally rejected his idea of an Aramaic proto-gospel. A b Pantuck 2013,. . This is truly a small wildlife habitat in themiddle of the Tropicana Hotel. Smaller freshwater fish tanks around the store and an 18000 gallon water feature complete the outdoor motif. Clement"s two passages from this Secret Gospel of Mark, where Jesus in the longer passage is said to have raised a rich young man from the dead in Bethany; 21 a story which shares many similarities with the story of the raising of Lazarus. Grant (1974) thought that Smith definitely had proved that the letter was written by Clement, 109 but found in Secret Mark elements from each of the four canonical gospels, 110 and arrived at the conclusion that it was written after the first century. 24 Fragments edit The letter includes two excerpts from the Secret Gospel. Pearson was persuaded by Carlson that Smith forged the text. For more details contact the Las Vegas Bureau of Land Management at or the US Forest Service Ranger. 265 Having surveyed the archives of Smiths papers and correspondence, Allan Pantuck comes to the conclusion that Smith was not capable of forging the letter; that his Greek was not good enough to compose a letter in Clements thought and style and that he lacked. And although forgers use the technique of explaining the appearance and vouching for the authenticity, the same form is also often used to present material hitherto unheard. The huge date palms are skirted with, hard to believe but yes, women's attire. The union may have been physical ( there is no telling how far symbolism went in Jesus rite but the essential thing was that the disciple was possessed by Jesus spirit. (2013 "Morton Smith and the Secret Gospel of Mark : Exploring the Grounds for Doubt in Burke, Tony, Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery?