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  • Ernest Steadman
    Nov 15, 2006
      Appreciate the material references, Fr. Whiteford.  I will read them. 
      The latest material I have gives credit to St. Jerome and one other for including the twelve verses, even though they knew of and had access to the manuscripts which did not have the verses.  And, because of the original significance of the resulting Latin Vulgate, succeeding interpretations of the Bible followed pretty much the same thought to include the verses.
      It is important to me only in that those verses are used by those who think by handling poisonous snakes and drinking poison, they prove their faith in the Savior.  Those verses are the basis by which they hang their worship.
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      Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 10:42 PM
      Subject: Re: [lxx] Proverbs 20:22 LXX

      If you are referring to Mark 16:9-20, it is not true that they were added by St. Jerome, out of whole cloth or otherwise.
      There are only 3 Greek manuscripts that do not have those verses, and only two are really ancient (3rd to 4th century), and one has a blank spot where those verses would go, and the other has the ending written in twice the size, which if it were written in the normal size, would have left the same blank spot, just big enough for those verses.
      Two good books on the subject are:
      1) The Last Twelve Verses of Mark, by William Farmer
      2) And a book by John Burgon, with the same title:
      -Fr. John Whiteford

      Ernest Steadman <easteadman@alltel. net> wrote:
      You may have stumbled upon the same thing that happened with the last twelve verses of Mark, added to the Latin Vugate out of whole cloth by St. Jerome and others.
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      Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 7:33 AM
      Subject: [lxx] Proverbs 20:22 LXX

      Just one question: Where is it? Proverbs 20 jumps from 13 to verse 23.
      Is this a section that is missing? My Rahlfs has no notes in the
      apparatus, and I checked the NET on-line by Johann Cook with out


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