Re: help on graphe artios

From: Carlton Winbery (
Date: Thu Feb 29 1996 - 05:09:36 EST

Stephen C Carlson wrote;
>I think that GRAFH in the Pastorals might be broader than the OT. 1Tm5:18
>apparently quotes Lk10:7 as GRAFH, and PASA GRAFH may be in contrast to
>the preceding hIERA GRAMMATA (2Tm3:15). This does not necessarily imply
>that Luke in its entirely was viewed as Scripture, because there is E.
>Massaux's observation that the early second century fathers used GRAFH
>to refer also to the words of the Lord that were recorded.
Surely BOUN ALOWNTA OU FIMWSEIS in I Tim. 5:18 is a quote from Deut. 25:4.
That is enough to account for the writers use of LEGEI hH GRAFH without
assuming that the next quote is also scripture. If he did think that AXIOS
hO ERGATHS TOU MISQOU AUTOU was scripture, he could have been influenced in
that by Num. 18:31 and/or 2 Chron. 15:7. I see not strong evidence here to
say that the writer saw any Christian writing as Scripture.

Carlton L. Winbery
Prof. Religion
LA College, Pineville, La

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