George Howard wrote:
> I have received a request for information from Stephen Goranson on
> the ioudaios list. For some reason I cannot reply on that list. We
> have recently had a change in addresses at UGA and I suppose that is the
> reason. I will try to correct that. In the meantime I am replying to
> his request here, hoping that someone will transfer the message to the
> ioudaios list.
> I'm still here. My response to Bill Petersen's review of my book on
> Shem-Tob's Hebrew Matthew has been prepared and will appear in TC. A
> Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism. James Adair assures me that it
> will be published before the end of this year so it can be in the same
> volume as Petersen's critique. I am also preparing a response to
> Petersen's latest article in NTS and Horbury's appendix in Davies and
> Allison. It will be a while before can appear in print.
I will look forward to that article, Dr. Howard. I must admit thatI found
Petersen convincing but I am sure you respond well to
his points. My primary source of skepticism for Shem-tob as a
relic of a semitic "proto-Matthew" is simply that I cannot read
the Greek Matthew and see it as a translation from Hebrew. I
can understand Aramaic sub-structures in some of the sayings
material but even then the scribe's sources may have already
been Greek translations.
I will be watching the Journal with great anticipation.