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Dec
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revised How can we determine the author's intent in listing various ages in Genesis?
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comment What are the arguments against the authenticity of “Peter's” sermon in Acts 2?
" it was in all cases difficult to carry them word for word in one's memory, so my habit has been to make the speakers say what was in my opinion demanded of them by the various occasions, of course adhering as closely as possible to the general sense of what they really said."
Dec
11
comment What are the arguments against the authenticity of “Peter's” sermon in Acts 2?
Great answer. I think the last point bears reemphasizing. The claim is not that Luke is acting unusually or in a dishonest fashion when he uses speeches this way. This was just how Greek historians wrote. Thucydides explicitly addresses this point.
Dec
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revised What does “Scripture” in the NT refer to?
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revised What does “Scripture” in the NT refer to?
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Dec
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answered What does “Scripture” in the NT refer to?
Dec
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awarded  Quorum
Oct
11
answered When was the Torah written or compiled?
Oct
8
comment Who are the deceivers 1 John is written against, mentioned in 2:26?
Do you mean 2:26?
Oct
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awarded  Enlightened
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Oct
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comment Was Luke's birth narrative written in response to Marcion's version of the gospel?
@crownjewel82: Do you have any references for people making this claim about Matthew's birth narrative. I'd only ever seen it in relation to Luke.
Oct
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revised Was Luke's birth narrative written in response to Marcion's version of the gospel?
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answered Was Luke's birth narrative written in response to Marcion's version of the gospel?
Sep
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answered Extant manuscripts of 2 Peter
Sep
22
comment Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?
@McGafter: I looked through parts of Burgon's book, and must admit that I found it old-fashioned, out-of-date, and unconvincing. That said, I do think the LEM is something on which reasonable people can disagree! We know that both versions certainly date to the 2nd century at the latest! Furthermore, there are modern scholars who argue for the authenticity of the LEM today (e.g. Maurice Robinson), so there's no need to use arguments that are 140 years out of date.
Sep
22
comment Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?
Also there's a big problem is his discussion of Ephesians 1:1, where P46 (written around 200 but not discovered until 1930s) agrees with B and א. More generally, Burgon thinks that the high esteem in which B and א were held at his time was likely to decline, and this prediction has proven wrong over the last century as early Papyri have typically confirmed the value of B and א.
Sep
22
comment Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?
Similarly, his discussion of the Sahidic versions is missing two ancient Sahidic documents which do not have the long ending.
Sep
22
comment Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?
For example, the Syriac Sinaiticus (a 4th century Syriac text of the gospels) which also does not contain the long ending was not discovered until 1892.
Sep
11
answered What were the criteria for evaluating whether a book was included in the canons of scripture?