Re: Re: [John_Lit] Canonical Placement and John
- Gary D. Sailer proposed a change of the cononical order of the Gospels. My comment:
I agree totally to the canonical order you propose: Jn-Mk-Mt-Lk. At least a similar order order (Jn-Mt-Mk-Lk) is already observed in early Egyptian tradition in a socery text.
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- Gary Salyer wrote:
"To me, there can be no debate that at some level,
canonical ordering, at least in the later lists for
both the OT and NT, reflect some kind of hermeneutical
ordering via importance. In the OT, the Torah begins
it all, and the Writings, reflecting the least
'authoritative', occupies the position of 'the rest'
to quote Sirach 1. In the NT, the Synoptics occupy
the first position, while the Catholic epistles and
Revelation seem to occupy a position similar to the
'rest' as mentioned in Sirach."
Gary, I'm not sure that this analysis works for the
book of Revelation. Conclusions are pretty impotant,
and Revelation seems ot function as a -- no, as THE --
conclusion to sacred history.
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