Date: Tue Aug 03 1999 - 08:39:39 EDT
Re Carl's quote from Matthew 7:29 (or Mark 1:22?) it is interesting that this EXOUSIA
of Jesus stands in contrast to the question asked at John 7:15 (PWS hOUTOS GRAMMATA
OIDEN MH MEMAQHKWWS). In addition, it is said of some of his foremost Galilean
followers that they were AGRAMMATOI...KAI IDIWTAI (Acts 4:13). Perhaps authority may
derive from being a "scholar," but not entirely so.
Memra Institute for Biblical Research
"Carl W. Conrad" wrote:
> At 2:24 AM -0500 8/3/99, Mitchell Gray wrote:
> >Dear B-Greekers,
> >I was wondering what kind of degree would someone need to have to be
> >considered a scholar of the Greek language.
> What all this comes down
> to, perhaps, is where one discerns "authority" as in the gospel saying
> about Jesus, "he teaches with EXOUSIA, and not as the scribes and
> Pharisees." So ultimately, although there are certainly reputations held by
> those deemed to be "scholars of the Greek language," this is a question of
> judgment, a matter of where or to whom one turns to pose the questions.
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