Re: Malachi 3:8-12
- Ought to know better than joke around with scholars.
I was simply teasing with the kind of "proof texting" I find so prevalent in
the bible belt where I live.
Sorry, back to lurking, and thanks for you scholarship here.
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- The first two words of the LXX and of John 1:1 are identical, and to my
thinking, form a striking allusion - not only by the word choice but the
word order - first in the entire scroll. There seems to be no question that
the "beginning" referred to in John 1 is not "in eternity past" as is often
suggested but rather Genesis 1.
Further, the suggestion that Philo's musings about LOGOS serve as the
backdrop for this passage are unnecessary. Clearly the LOGOS in view is none
but the "let there be" of Genesis 1.
The LXX background completely illuminates the text, rescuing it from the
gross misinterpretations it is usually subjected to.
Bible Shockers! A collection of disturbing observations of and about the
From: "Carl W. Conrad" <cwconrad@...>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 5:41 AM
Subject: Re: [lxx] Re: Why NT topics on LXX?
> On Nov 29, 2007, at 8:54 PM, Chris Weimer wrote:
>> The New Testament makes use of the Septuagint. As long as the
>> questions are directly relevant to the LXX, I personally see no harm.
>> Within reason, no?
> I've no problem with that; where the text of the LXX can illuminate
> questions raised in a NT text, that's fine -- but the lengthy thread on
> John 1:1 seemed to me to have a very tenuous or tangential
> relationship to the LXX at best and to be sustained not by light
> thrown by the LXX on questions about the LOGOS, but by the
> never-ending fascination with the text of John 1:1 itself.
>> Chris Weimer
>> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Carl W. Conrad" <cwconrad@...> wrote:
>> > Why is so much of the discussion on this LXX list focused on matters
>> > that relate to the GNT and not to the LXX? Isn't there any oversight
>> > of this forum?
>> > Carl W. Conrad
>> > Department of Classics, Washington University (Ret)
> Carl W. Conrad
> Department of Classics, Washington University (Ret)
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