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5520Re: [John_Lit] 4G Redactors

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  • Jack Kilmon
    Dec 4, 2006
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Stephen C. Carlson" <scarlson@...>
      To: <johannine_literature@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 2:31 PM
      Subject: Re: [John_Lit] 4G Redactors

      > At 09:51 PM 12/1/2006 +0000, Kym Smith wrote:
      >>An even more appropriate text is Luke 1:1. There the 'many have
      >>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.
      > Yes, for example, William R. Farmer, THE SYNOPTIC PROBLEM (2d ed.;
      > 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 ยง 140), so I would not
      > press this grammatical point too hard.
      > Stephen Carlson

      I am certain you are correct, Stephen. In about three weeks many will
      undertake to decorate a tree.


      Jack Kilmon
      San Antonio, Texas
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