From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Mar 19 2001 - 09:26:47 EST
At 10:38 PM +1100 3/19/01, James Forsyth wrote:
>browsing through the archives i stumbled across the term "the guild"...
>what/who does it refer to?
I think you probably found that term used in the archives of several years
back when our forum discussions were more wide-raning than in recent times.
As I recall, we tended to use that term for the professional academic NT
scholars whose consensus opinions on matters of textual criticism,
historical Jesus, and the like were ones with which a particular poster
would disagree; we'd write something like, "This is what I believe to be
the truth, even if the 'guild' thinks otherwise."
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
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