Re: Marcion's Luke versus Canonical Luke
You raise some good points, none of which, in my opinion, have
anything to do with the reconstruction of Marcion's Gospel of Luke!
If you have a more current online reference I'd be pleased if you
could pass it along to me.
Isn't Harnack's work on Marcion still the best available - and it's
more than a century old...
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
> > http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Ithaca/3827/wait1.htm
> I wonder about the reliability of this hundred-year-old work by one
> Charles Waite. In addition to the likely improvement since his day
> in the reconstruction of Marcion's gospel, Waite's analysis was
> significantly effected by his belief that the chronological order
> of the gospels was Matthew-Luke-Mark. This comes out in:
- (from the site you mentioned):
"Half Shekel - the currency of the Jerusalem Temple
At the Great Temple in Jerusalem the annual tax levied on Jews
was 1/2 shekel per male. The 1/2 shekel and shekel were ... the
only coins accepted by the temple."
I'm confused. The Tyrean half-shekel contained an image of Melqarth,
yet it was acceptable at the Temple? Practically speaking, it may
have been the most stable non-Roman currency, but I was under the
impression that the reason the Herodian coinage - as well the shekel
minted 66-70 by Jewish revolutionaries - contained no human image,
was a supposed ban on "graven images". What's the story? Money win
out over principle, no such principle, or was the principle not so
Mt. Clemens, MI