Re: Revelation and Fourth Gospel

From: Mark O'Brien (
Date: Sun Jun 22 1997 - 17:09:51 EDT

At 03:09 PM 6/22/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>Debbie Gaunt wrote:
>>. . .I have been looking at these two books and am inclined to agree
>>with the opinion that the Greek used is pretty convincing evidence that
>>the Revelation was not written by the Evangelist. Can anybody comment
>>on the pros and cons of this position?
>My first degree was in Audiology, and I used to work in a lab that analyzed
>tapes, generally flight recorder tapes or recordings from phone calls
>associated with kidnappings or other serious crimes. We had to identify
>voice features, systematically sample the general population for these
>features, and determine the odds that a particular set of features could
>occur in someone other than the person we thought it was.
>Before I believe *any* analysis that says whether the same author wrote two
>works, I would like to see a method developed with this degree of rigor,
>then tested on some form of literature we are familiar with. These methods
>are available to us, so why not use them?

Of course, and I'm sure you are more than well aware of this, the problem
with the NT writers is that the sample set we have to work with is rather
small, which generally makes any sort of stylistic analysis somewhat



Rev. Mark B. O'Brien Grad. Student, Dallas Theological Seminary
3909 Swiss Ave #1092 Adj. Prof., Dallas Christian College
Dallas, TX 75204

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat Apr 20 2002 - 15:38:20 EDT