From: Larry Swain (
Date: Fri Nov 06 1998 - 11:15:45 EST

On Fri, 6 Nov 1998, Wieland Willker wrote:

> Note on the translation of a Papias quote:
> I have read that this can be interpreted also as "hebraic stile, poetical
> diction" and that Papias wanted to say that Mt wrote everything in the
> "hebraic stile" (which is known from the Septuaginta) in contrast to Mk.
> The note on Mt has to be interpreted as an addition to the note on Mk. Maybe
> it was meant like:
> "Mk wrote as a hermeneut of Peter everything carefully down but not in a
> literary composition... Mt in contrast put together the logia in the
> hebraic/jewish stile - so everyone put it the way he could."
> Is this the solution?

This is the solution George Kennedy proposed in an article some years ago,
I'll have to look up the info which I don't have to hand. It seemed to me
to be convincing but many don't find it so.

Larry Swain

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