8825Re: [Synoptic-L] Pilate and Markan posteriority
- Dec 12, 2002I wrote:
>> As for Mark's "Pilate", we can reasonably suppose that PilateEmmanuel Fritsch replied:
>> was already well known in oral tradition as the villain of the
>> passion story, and therefore Mark considered further identification
>** Matthew did not consider identification as unnecessary. Did heEmmanuel,
>ignore the oral tradition ?
It's not difficult to find a plausible reason behind Matthew's
identification of Pilate as the governor.
Perhaps Matthew thought his readers would include some people who
weren't familiar with the tradition, and who therefore wouldn't know who
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