[XTalk] Re: Luke's Greek
- --- Frank McCoy wrote:
> So, in The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth (p. 179), JohnAs I recall, the so-called 'morning star' is the planet Venus. While
> M. Allegro states, "For one of the titles of the Morning-star in
> Hebrew is 'Pillar of the Dawn'. It was regarded with great awe by
> the ancients and invested with miraculous powers. This is the
> 'Day-spring from on high' which John the Baptist's father,
> Zechariah, promised would 'give light to those who sit in
> darkness and in the shadow of death.' (Luke 1:78-79)."
it may have been considered a 'day-spring' (harbinger of the dawn,
so to speak), it could hardly itself shed much light on "those who
sit in darkness".
As to the rest of your note, I'm confused that you now seem to be
pulling back from the assertion that the Benedictus was influenced
by Philo. If you are, thanks.