Re: [Synoptic-L] Synoptic 'Sitz im Leben'
- I wrote:
> Many modern critics would add that 'Luke' didn't mention the death ofRichard Anderson replied:
>Paul because he probably died at the instigation of Nero, and to have
>explained this would have involved criticism of the Roman authorities.
>This criticism view was demolished byRichard,
>C.K. Barrett in 1961 when made a profound observation. He said referring to
>Luke-Acts: 'No Roman official would ever have filtered out so much of what
>to him would be theological and ecclesiastical rubbish in order to reach so
>tiny a grain of relevant apology.'[C.K. Barrett, Luke the Historian in
>Recent Study, (London 1961), p.63]
This quote leaves me baffled. You'll have to spell it out. No doubt
I'd have understood it in its original context, but I don't have
Barrett's book on my shelves.
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