4452RE: [Synoptic-L] Length of Luke (and Acts)
- Aug 4, 2012Bruce claims I said
stylometric indicators tend to be sensitive for style,
but less so for authorship, a matter for which they were
Not so. What I said was that stylometric tests tend to
note genre differences as more prominent than source or
author differences. Tests have to be structured to allow
I have no idea what people may have said at SBL.
My point is that my tests corroborated Walters' findings,
giving support I had not expected to a view towards which
I had previously been resistant. I have read some of the
reviews of the book and noted that most of the points made
in resistance to the critique of Lukan authorship of Acts
did not deal with the tests reported, but appealed to matters
such as similar themes in both works, a line of argument I
find particularly unconvincing but not surprising.
David Mealand, University of Edinburgh
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