Re: 3 questions......

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Thu Apr 29 1999 - 08:12:11 EDT

At 12:44 PM +0100 4/29/99, Jonathan Ryder wrote:
>Not wanting to get too far removed from Bgreek's focus on grammar/language
>etc. >there follows my comments below

The brief responses already on this question demonstrate why we don't
normally try to deal with questions of this sort that don't depend on the
Greek text as such but are posed to the Biblical text in general--or in
translation: there's a whole spectrum of approaches to the historical
traditions underlying the Biblical narratives as well as to their
historicity--and once we start getting into these alternative approaches
and questions of historicity, we are into things that are (a)
controversial, and (b) generally not answerable strictly in terms of the
Greek text. This is not a list for discussion of Biblical questions in
general. Quite sufficiently controversial for us is how the Greek text in
particular contexts is to be understood.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
One Brookings Drive/St. Louis, MO, USA 63130/(314) 935-4018
Home: 7222 Colgate Ave./St. Louis, MO 63130/(314) 726-5649

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