Re: Naming of the synoptics
- At 10:56 AM 4/6/98 -0700, Jim Deardorff wrote:
>My understanding is that outside of priests and scribes, it was only aDear Jim,
>distinct minority of Palestinians who could read and write.
Are you precluding the possibilty that they were the source and they
dictated their writings (as Papias wrote) to someone who was literate and
acted as a scribe. We know that Paul wrote very few of his letters himself.
How many Church leaders today write their own letters? Most people in
influential positions today dictate rather than write themselves.
I do not think that a Church leader who dictated his gospel should be
precluded from thoughtful consideration.
James P. Daffron <><
Fairfax, Virginia 22033