Bruce Brooks wrote:
> .....Luke ... has rearranged several pieces between his first stage and
> his second. Unfortunately, at least as far as my own work has gone, Luke has
> also partly rewritten some of those moved modules, a conspicuous example
> being the Nazareth scene (in this case, we can't recover the original by
> taking out the part that was added when it was moved, and more generally, we
> can't completely recover Proto-Luke simply by reversing the rearrangements;
> I mentioned a few cases in my SBL 2007 paper).
My conclusions about the scope of interpolations in the NT text were based
on the presence or absence of foreign (non-author) interpolations. They did
not include rearrangements. I do not believe the text of Luke has suffered
rearrangements. Nor do I think it includes any foreign (non-author) text
other than what can be deduced from manuscript variations, most notably the
'Western non-interpolations'. However I do posit a first 'edition' of Luke
which excluded the birth stories. All these conclusions about the text of
Luke are supported by a page analysis which shows that both the first
edition and the second edition were almost certainly penned from the
beginning on codices.
> ..... What was the "only one exception" of a prescribal
> interpolation that you recognize beyond the zone of Mark/John/Corinthians?
First I should clarify that I have here taken the word "interpolation"
literally, i.e. it refers to insertions and not additions at the end of a
book. If end additions were to be included I would have to add Romans to the
list of affected books.
The one exception is Rev 14:17, which initially came to light essentially
because my page hypothesis requires the subsection Rev 14:6-20 to be
shorter than NA27 indicates.
Just for the record, the interpolation Mk 14:61b-64 initially came to light
essentially because my page hypothesis requires the subsection Mk 14:53-72
to be much shorter than NA27 indicates.
Of course in both cases the rules for interpolation set out previously on
this thread can be shown to be fully satisfied.
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