Re: [XTalk] lack of NT attestation to the LP
- Kenneth Litwak wrote:
> I consider all such "we don't find evidence of it elsewhere" to be an unhelpful assertion at best. To assert this, as Goulder does, and for it to have force, you owould have to be able to say that absolutely everything that Jesus ever said would need to be reflected elsewhere in the NT. Ye that would be circular because it assumes what it needs to prove:It seems to me that in order to score the point you want to score
against Goulder, you are misrepresenting what he has actually said. Is
it or is it not true that, apart from Mk. 11:25, we don't find in any
other NT writing any of the phrases constituent to and characteristic of
the Matthean or Lukan version of the LP?
> Think of all the modern applications of this in denying that things said by individuals that do not appear elsewhere in the writings of others could not have been said by them.Again, you are misconstruing Goulder in order to score you point against
him. Goulder has never claimed that the words and petitions attributed
only by Matthew and Luke to Jesus in LP could never have been said by
Jesus. In fact, he thinks that most of what we find attributed to
Jesus in the LP has some dominical root. What he says is that Jesus
never gave to his disciples the connected prayer that we find now in Mt.
You haven't actually read Goulder's "Composition of the Lord's Prayer",
Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon)
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