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Re: [Synoptic-L] Synoptic 'Sitz im Leben'

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  • Ron Price
    ... Richard, 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
    Message 1 of 10 , Oct 7, 2000
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      I wrote:

      > Many modern critics would add that 'Luke' didn't mention the death of
      >Paul because he probably died at the instigation of Nero, and to have
      >explained this would have involved criticism of the Roman authorities.

      Richard Anderson replied:

      >This criticism view was demolished by
      >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]

      Richard,
      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.

      Ron Price

      Weston-on-Trent, Derby, UK

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