> --- In email@example.com, "Jack Kilmon" <jkilmon@...> wrote:
> The response from Jesus is very
>> Semitic. The opening "Happy/Fortunate (makarios in Greek; Tubino in
>> Aramaic) is vintage Jesus. The reference to Isa 6:9 as have been
>> of me" also has precedence in the Yeshuine corpus. My conclusion falls
>> between Ehlers and others who believe in the total
> historicity....that the
>> letter FROM Abgar is a reconstruction and the response from Jesus is
> Surely Jesus wasn't the only person to speak a Semitic language.
> Assuming that you're correct Semitic syntax in the Greek indicates
> that it was translated from a Semitic language, why would this
> indicate anything more than the letter being forged in Syria?
> Best Wishes
> Andrew Smith
That is, of course, one of the possibilities but I would expect the forger
to lace the letter with Christological ornamentation as in the letter FROM
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