From: Ted Mann (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Apr 22 2001 - 08:39:39 EDT
> Is it certain that Luke and Acts were originally written as scrolls rather
> than codices?
> Dr. Theodore H. Mann
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> From: "Karen Spray" <email@example.com>
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> Subject: [b-greek] Re: Luke and Acts
> > > Why were Luke and Acts written on 2 separate scrolls?
> > > Craig Jackson, Student, Ellettsville, IN
> > >
> > Without having any specialist knowledge at all, I would guess that a) he
> > finished one and sent it off before writing the other one and b) there
> > practical size limit to a scroll, after which it becomes unwieldy.
> > Gospel is on the long side anyway - I have heard it suggested that that
> > why the ending seems a bit skimped compared with his usual talent for
> > description. Maybe he didn't even think of writing a sequel until he
> > realised that he still had a lot more to say than could be fitted on a
> > useable scroll.
> > And once the Gospel was in circulation, it would tend to be treated
> > alongside other scrolls on the same subject; ie other Gospels, rather
> > paired with its rather different sequel. Once Christians started using
> > codex (book) form rather than the scroll form, the gospels could be
> > conveniently together.
> > Love, Karen [Spray]
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