Re: Luke's Semitic Style (exx)

From: yochanan bitan (
Date: Tue May 18 1999 - 14:45:42 EDT

>Look how he defines
>the exclusive Aramaic idiom (xwbyn) in the LP as "sins" where
>the Greek Speaking Matthean scribe uses "debts."

>Fitzmyer, in his "Gospel According to Luke" catalogs the
>Aramaisms in Luke, Vol I, p116.

this is an example of jumping to conclusions and illustrates how ideas may
echo within NT secondary literature without full evidence.
why don't people comment on the fact that the NON-exclusive 'rabbinic'
idiom "Hovin"/"Hayyav" "debts/sinner" is already in Hebrew ben sira from
2BCE? that is, this idiom was already part of colloquial hebrew.

consider the above a cryptic addition to lk 13, too.

yisge shlamxon
randall buth

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