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Aramaic Q?

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  • Brian McCarthy
    It is good to see the question of an Aramaic Q coming up. For some of us who are interested in the historical Jesus question the fact that the recent Quest
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 4, 2000
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      It is good to see the question of an Aramaic Q coming up.

      For some of us who are interested in the 'historical Jesus' question the
      fact that the recent Quest has seemed largely to ignore the potentially
      important 'distance' between a Greek Q and a Jesus who, though perhaps also
      speaking a tradesman's Greek (Sepphoris, Tiberias), would have taught in the
      primary language of himself and his Galilean hearers, has raised a question.
      (This came up in the recent discussion with Dom Crossan.)

      It probably has something to do with the fact that most N American questers
      are primarily gospel scholars, whose Greek is better that their Aramaic. It
      raises a question about their claims to methodological rigor and suggests
      that more attention needs to be paid to the work of scholars such as Vermes
      and Flusser.

      If some Cross Talk people have expertise in Aramaic, it would be interesting
      to hear from them. Also from anyone having expertise in modern translation
      theory--and/or practice!

      Brian McCarthy, Madison WI

      Even among those speaking the same language, there may be significant
      regional differences. 'democratic' and 'progressive' probably mean something
      subtly but significantly different in NYC or Vermont than in S. Carolina.
      The same goes for official US and official Britain, or even official
      Canada.
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