Re: Peter the rock??? - #112

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From:         "Donald F. Parsons MD" <DFP10@albany.albany.edu>
Subject:      Re: Peter the rock??? - #112
To:           David John Marotta <djm5g@virginia.edu>
In-Reply-To:  Your message of 24 Feb 94 13:50:45 EST

On 24 Feb 94 13:50:45 EST you said:
>One problem with this explanation is that Jesus undoubtably spoke to his
>disciples in Aramaic, a Hebrew-like language of the region. In Aramaic, ther
>is no distinction between KEPHAS the boulder and KEPHAS the pepple. The pun
>most likely cannot be dissected any more than a play on Peter's name, not on
>the distinction between the different kinds of rocks or words about rocks.
>Ralph Henson
>Assistant Professor of Religion
>Northeast Louisiana University
>Monroe, Louisiana 717292
 I have been following this discussion and I am surprised that noone
is willing to take the Roman Catholic interpretation seriously. Is
there a bias against it? Don

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