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Re: [XTalk] Re: First Person Perspective in Ancient Sea Travel

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  • Jeffrey B. Gibson
    ... What possible warrant, other than it seems to you to read more naturally, do we have for not reading what is there in the text of Luke? Do you have any
    Message 1 of 6 , Sep 28, 2003
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      Geoff Hudson wrote:

      > An interesting experiment is to change the tense of Acts throughout
      > to the
      > first person so that "Peter" is "I", "Peter and John" is "I", and
      > "Paul" is
      > "I". The document then reads much more naturally as the narrated
      > exploits
      > of the elected leader of the church (or rather what the Spirit
      > continued to
      > do through him). Considerations of reports of ancient sea travel then
      > seem
      > unnecessary..
      >

      What possible warrant, other than it seems to you to read more
      naturally, do we have for not reading what is there in the text of Luke?
      Do you have any evidence that your "I" was ever at any time known to be
      what the original text had?

      JG--

      Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)

      1500 W. Pratt Blvd. #1
      Chicago, IL 60626

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