Re: Simeon's spirit

From: Jane Harper (
Date: Fri Nov 28 1997 - 05:49:46 EST

> Tom K. argues that there is some question re. the authenticity of the Great
> Commision in Mat. 28:19. The basis for his argument is that Eusebius of
> Caesarea quotes this text in 3 different forms, but not in the form in which
> we have it in the Grk NT. This is not a valid argument since we are not
> dependent upon Eusebius but upon the mss in which the text is found.
> The critical apparati in both the UBS & Nestle-Aland fail to indicate any
> variants similar to Eusebius' various readings. Also, no less an authority
> than Bruce Metzger, A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament, fails to
> indicate any problem with this text.

This may be off-topic, since I'm new to the list, but if Mat 28:19 is
authentic, why then are the baptisms in the Book of Acts not "in the name of
the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit", but rather "in the name of

Jane Harper

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