RE: [John_Lit] Personal Names in NT texts. Was: James' ossuary
- --- Paul Anderson <panderso@...> wrote:
> Thanks, John, I enjoyed the story. It worksDear Paul:
> partially, but then you have Malchus and Nathanael,
> for instance; were their names mentioned because
> they were familiar or because they were relatively
> And, why, then, the lack of names for the mother of
> Jesus and the beloved disciple?
The answer to the first question I already gave: they
were famous to the Church at the time and citing them
assured some degree of fame in perpetuity. The answer
to the second question is identical. Everyone knew
who the "Mother of Jesus" was and who the "beloved
disciple" was. Tradition tells us these last two are
Mary of Nazareth & John, son of Zebedee. I see no
reason not to accept tradition handed down by Church
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