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Mar
11
comment What signs does Q show of stages of composition?
My impression is that a lot of scholars share your skepticism. It's hard enough to solidly identify compositional history in documents that we actually have.
Mar
10
answered What is the relationship between the Synoptics and the Gospel of Thomas?
Mar
10
answered Should Q be considered a Gospel?
Mar
5
comment Was the word ἐπιούσιον used prior to the Lord's prayer? What does it mean?
Since Metzger wrote that, the original papyrus mentioned by Sayce was located in one of Yale's collections. Indeed it had been mistranscribed. See M. Nijman and K. A. Worp. "ΕΠΙΟΥΣΙΟΣ in a documentary papyrus?". Novum Testamentum XLI (1999) 3 (July), p. 231-234.
Mar
5
revised Why does the Septuagint contain non-Tanakh books?
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Mar
4
answered Why does the Septuagint contain non-Tanakh books?
Mar
1
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Feb
28
comment Was the word ἐπιούσιον used prior to the Lord's prayer? What does it mean?
The main reference for the claim that the term only appears in the Lord's prayer seems to be B.M. Metzger, "How Many Times Does ΕΠΙΟΥΣΙΟΣ Occur outside The Lord's Prayer?" ExpTimes 69 (1957-58) 52-54. It does not seem to be accessible online.
Feb
20
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Feb
20
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Feb
19
awarded  Critic
Feb
18
comment Contextually, which English translation/ Greek text seems more probable in Rev. 5:10?
At the very least I'd need to have some idea of the theory under which you're doubting the manuscript evidence. For example, I could understand the question "Under the theory that all manuscripts copied in Egypt were corrupted by gnostic scribes, would the remaining evidence be enough to conclude which reading is correct."
Feb
18
comment Contextually, which English translation/ Greek text seems more probable in Rev. 5:10?
I did not VTC, but I don't think I understand what the question is here. It seems to me that what you're asking is: "Ignoring the conclusive evidence that X is true and Y is false, would the remaining ambiguous evidence suggest that X is true or Y?" I'm honestly not sure what a question of that form means, and so I could certainly understand why someone would think it was not a real question.
Feb
18
comment Contextually, which English translation/ Greek text seems more probable in Rev. 5:10?
My point was just that neither Nestle-Aland nor the Textus Receptus is a translation.
Feb
18
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Feb
18
comment Contextually, which English translation/ Greek text seems more probable in Rev. 5:10?
If I understand your question correctly, the title is misphrased. You mean which "reading" (that is, which version of the Greek text) and not which "translation" (that is, translation from the original Greek into some other language like English), right?
Feb
14
revised What portions of the New Testament are purported to have originally been written in Aramaic?
Added two more examples.
Feb
14
answered What portions of the New Testament are purported to have originally been written in Aramaic?
Feb
13
answered What arguments exist that would refute the theory concerning Aramaic primacy of the New Testament?
Feb
11
comment How is literary dependence or relationship established?
@swasheck: Added an attempt at an answer to that. Probably a philosopher of science (especially of social science) would be a better person to ask to get the distinctions right though.