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comment Details on “Western Unical D”?
I can't, Amazon isn't letting me see Page 741 (or anything else between page 739 and 744). Any chance you could edit your answer to include the quotation you're referring to?
Jun
12
comment Details on “Western Unical D”?
Could you clarify what you mean by "almost cited verbatim"? I thought the fragment of Papias (as quoted by Eusebias) was very brief and contains no actual quotations of the PA: "Papias also put forth another history concerning a woman accused of many sins before the Lord; and this history is contained in the Gospel according to the Hebrews." There's no way we can determine from that whether Papias's version of the story closely agreed with the one in Bezae.
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answered Details on “Western Unical D”?
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comment Why does Jesus heal the blind man twice?
Only 3 percent of Mark was used by neither Matthew nor Luke, and this pericope is part of that. So people have been asking your question since the 1st century. Which is to say, it's a good question but also very difficult.
Jun
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comment Explanation of Chronological Disparities between St. John and the Synoptic Gospels Concerning Jesus' Passion
I'm not sure I understand what you're saying in reference to Mk 14:12. It seems to me like you're saying that "On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed" is referring to a time the evening before the Passover lambs are sacrificed? Is that right?
Jun
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comment Explanation of Chronological Disparities between St. John and the Synoptic Gospels Concerning Jesus' Passion
The chronology of Matthew is somewhat unclear. Your argument would be stronger if you used Mark or Luke instead.
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Apr
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comment Where does the Tanakh differ from the Christian Old Testament?
I agree with @FrankLuke that point 4 isn't phrased exactly right, but am not sure if his suggestion gets at the point you're trying to make. Maybe something like: "The Jewish Tanakh follows the Masoretic textual tradition, while some Christian groups follow ancient translations based on other textual traditions (Septuagint, Peshitta, Vulgate, etc.) or combine readings from different textual traditions."
Apr
28
comment Why did the Masoretes take away 100 (or 50) years from the age of the fathers at their first sons' dates of birth?
I can't seem to find anything written about what the Dead Sea Scrolls have for these chronologies. Can anyone else?
Apr
28
comment Why did the Masoretes take away 100 (or 50) years from the age of the fathers at their first sons' dates of birth?
Wikipedia has a very nice table of the dates given the Masoretic, Samaritan, and Septuagint versions of Genesis. Note that there are some inconsistencies concerning who survived the flood if you take the Septuagint ages at face value.
Apr
28
comment What are the earliest dated Syriac manuscripts of the Bible?
It appears to me that the 165 date has been abandoned even among Aramaic primacists in favor of a mid 4th century date during the persecution of Shapur II in Persia. See peshitta.org/forum/… and peshitta.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=198#p618
Apr
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comment What are the earliest dated Syriac manuscripts of the Bible?
Certainly any manuscript that has survived for a thousand years is a treasure and of great value. I did not mean to insult the manuscript or your religious tradition.
Apr
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answered What are the earliest dated Syriac manuscripts of the Bible?