RE: [GTh] Christological Peculiarities
- Ariadne: Yes, the blog entry does disagree. And I suspect that most
believe that Paul was paraphrasing Isaiah 64:4 and not GTh 17. And I can
see why. But I agree with Stephen Patterson:
"[I]n 1 Corinthians 2 he uses the wisdom style of these opponents to compose
his own 'wisdom speech' (2:6-16), only to correct their views with a few
well-placed Pauline twists. Interestingly, in the midst of this speech Paul
quotes a saying from the Gospel of Thomas. . . .The version of the saying
quoted here by Paul is not paralleled word-for-word in Thomas, but reflects
the sort of differences one would expect to have resulted from oral
transmission (from "Paul and the Jesus Tradition," Harvard Theological
Review 84  36-37)."
RICK: Thanks for doing the work to find this. Maybe it was that "mystical
experience" you speak of or maybe you don't give yourself enough credit for
your scholarly proclivities.
I dug up the HTR article this afternoon and will take some time reading it
more closely later this week to see exactly what precedes what he wrote.
Maybe he has an argument others have missed.
My initial hunch though is that if we look closely enough at the thrust of
the article that **maybe** it will still be little difficult to support to
support the 43 CE dating.
On a related note, how did you arrive at the 89% figure for "authentic words