[Synoptic-L] Seneca referral
- Leonard Maluf wrote:
I just stumbled on a work, posted on the net, entitled "The Gospel according
to Seneca". A few questions:
1. Has anyone else seen it?
2. Any information on who the authors are (Livio Stecchini and Jan Sammer).
3. Date of the work? Has it been published in hard copy?
4. Preliminary critiques?
I have read just enough to attest that it is a genuine work of scholarship,
in spite of the strangeness of the title (which indeed reflects its
contents). I would be very curious to hear some reactions to it, if anyone
else has read the work. If you haven't, take a peak. Es wuerde sich lohnen.
No, Leonard, it is not worthwhile. Unless you think that Seneca wrote the
passion narratives for Mark. Perhaps Boismard was onto something and it was
Seneca who was his Lucan redactor?? Maybe Lucian was Luke? Getting back to
reality . . . if you'd like to read this stuff go to the URL:
Leonard, one of the key tenets is:
"Was it Seneca who wrote the tragedy on the passion of Jesus that the
evangelists used in constructing their narratives? A question such as this
can never be answered with certitude. It can be, however, adopted as a
working hypothesis, whose success can be judged by the extent to which it
helps solve the innumerable enigmas of the passion narratives."
Peace in Christ,
John N. Lupia
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