5519Re: [John_Lit] 4G Redactors
- Dec 4, 2006At 09:51 PM 12/1/2006 +0000, Kym Smith wrote:
>An even more appropriate text is Luke 1:1. There the 'many haveYes, for example, William R. Farmer, THE SYNOPTIC PROBLEM (2d ed.;
>undertaken to compile a (single) narrative'. The common view of this
>is that many attempts to write gospels had preceded Luke's but the
>grammar - and Luke is known for his excellent Greek - only indicates a
>single narrative. It is my view that the 'many' did cooperate to
>produce a single narrative - I would not be the first to suggest this.
Dilsboro, N.C.: Western North Carolina Press, 1976), 222. However,
this may be an instance of a "distributive singular," which occurs
in Luke-Acts with some frequency (see BDF § 140), so I would not
press this grammatical point too hard.
Stephen C. Carlson mailto:scarlson@...
Author of: The Gospel Hoax, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1932792481
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