Re: Jn 14:14 / Acts 7:59

Date: Sat Feb 21 1998 - 11:25:23 EST

Dear Paul,

You wrote:

<< To be sure, the inclusion of ME here does seem forced and can easily be
 explained as a scribal adjustment, perhaps thinking of Acts 7:59 or
 perhaps his own practice of praying to Christ. >>

That seems resonable. Particularly when praying to Christ became commonplace.
Regarding Acts 7:59, I wonder how we should take EPIKALOUMENON. Should we take
it as equivalent in some sense to PROSEUKHOMAI in Matt. 6:9 and elsewhere, or
is it used in a sense similar to Acts 25:11, 21, 25?

Greg Stafford
University of Wisconsin

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