Re: [Synoptic-L] Papias on Matthew's LOGIA
- "Brian E. Wilson" wrote:
>True. What we have to consider is to what degree Papias was passing on
> Larry Swain wrote --
> >It certainly is important to know how Eusebius understands these terms,
> >but more important, since he is citing Papias, is to attempt to discern
> >what Papias meant by them
> Does the Papias tradition concerning Matthew's LOGIA in fact tell us
> anything about what Papias (or Eusebius) thought?
> Eusebius was handing on a tradition of Papias handing on a tradition of
> what an Elder said. I would suggest that the tradition therefore tells
> us about what the Elder thought.
a tradition using his own words or passing on the tradition in pretty
close to the words of the "elders". In any case, while we know he is
passing on tradition, we still discuss what Papias meant by words such
as LOGIA, HERMEN*, HEBRAIDI DIALEKTW, and so on, and discovering what
Eusebius meant by these terms is helpful, but in the end only indicates
how Eusebius may have understood the sources he was reporting on, not on
how those sources may or may not have used those terms.
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