Re: [Synoptic-L] anonymous authors/unanimous titles
- You're both making a good commonsense point.
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Ken Olson wrote:
> David Conklin wrote:
> > Zeba wrote: "Could it be significant that the gospels are anonymous,
> > "Mark" perhaps did not come to the writer of Matthew as the uniquely
> > published work of Mark?"
> > In response to the point about the gospels being anonymous I'd like
> to point
> > out a couple of factors that make this unlikely at best.
> > 1) If they were ever formally anonyomousd then why is there
> unanimity as to
> > who wrote them? Why isn't there a diversity in the claims of
> Does anyone know how much diversity in claims of authorship there was
> for other early anonymous Xian literature? I'm thinking especially of
> Hebrews, Barnabas, and the Clementine epistles. At least in the case
> of Hebrews, a few doubted Paul was its author, but was any other
> candidate ever suggested for it or the other anonymous epistles?
> Kenneth A. Olson l
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