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Re: [Synoptic-L] anonymous authors/unanimous titles

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  • Tim Reynolds
    You re both making a good commonsense point. tim 932 E. 2nd St #27 Long Beach CA 90807
    Message 1 of 2 , May 21, 2000
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      You're both making a good commonsense point.

      tim
      932 E. 2nd St #27
      Long Beach CA 90807

      Ken Olson wrote:

      > David Conklin wrote:
      >
      > > Zeba wrote: "Could it be significant that the gospels are anonymous,
      > that
      > > "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
      > authorship?
      >
      > 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?
      >
      > Ken
      >
      > Kenneth A. Olson l
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      > I am too much of a skeptic to deny the possibility of anything - T.H.
      > Huxley
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