Re: LXX and gospels (two or three witnesses)

From: Steven Cox (
Date: Mon Mar 23 1998 - 19:00:47 EST

        Nichael, Eric
        This doesn't sound like a b-greek subject (I may be
        wrong) but as it is here I'll ask a question:

        What relevance does the OT requirement for valid
        testimony of "two or three witnesses" have to the
        2 (or 3) synoptic gospels? Has anyone explored this
        in the light of 1st Century Jewish expectations?

>Eric Weiss wrote:
>> Randel Helms, in his GOSPEL FICTIONS (Prometheus 1988), proposes that
>> the gospels, rather than being historical documents, are actually
>> reworkings of LXX accounts of Elijah, etc. Assuming Marcan priority, he
At 16:58 98/03/23 -0500, Nichael Cramer wrote:
>The very quick answer is, yes; _any_ book on modern NT scholarship will
>explore this issue --i.e. parallels in the Gospels to the LXX and other

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