RE: [Synoptic-L] Plutarch & Matthew 8:20 - in 1694
- G--gle Books was eventually persuaded to limit a search to the
period before 1700 and it turned up a copy of Matthew Poole,
Synopsis criticorum ...commentatorum (1694) which he produced over
some ten years after 1666 using many earlier critical studies. In Vol 4
on p.242 he gets to Matthew 8.20, and notes the similarity of Matthew 8.20
to what Plutarch said in his life of Tiberius Gracchus. As this work
is, like many commentaries, a compendium of what previous commentators had
already published, the awareness of this similarity probably goes back
quite a bit before 1676.
David Mealand, University of Edinburgh
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