Clement of Alexandria
- Clement of Alexandria is usually cited as a witness to the Westerntext of the Gospels, a claim going back to Barnard in 1899.However I was studying the text of the 'rich young ruler' passagequoted in 'The Rich Mans Salvation' and noted that it seemed toagree with the Caesarean text as much as the Western.Barnard of course was writing before the Caesarean text wasdiscover/postulated. Has any work been done specifically toinvestigate whether Clement in the Gospels is closer to theWestern or Caesarean text ?Andrew Criddle
- Andrew, others may have some info more "at-hand" on this, but I had a student do some work related to this a few years ago and can look over that later this week. If you don't get the info you need before that, either I'll send you some or remind me and I'll get it to you.On Oct 7, 2006, at 2:06 PM, sarban wrote:
There have been numerous studies of Clement’s text since Barnard, some published (M. Mees, Die Zitate aud dem Neuen Testament bei Clemens von Alexandrien,) and other’s not (1956 dissertation at Yale by Rueben Swanson and 1966 dissertation at Princeton Seminary by James Brooks). The most recent full and compelling study has been by Carl Cosaert, at UNC-Chapel Hill; Cosaert provides a complete listing of citations, collations against a range of important textual witnesses, and a definitive quantitative analysis backed up with a group profile method. I anticipate that it will be published in the Text of the NT in the Greek Fathers series edited by Michael Holmes.
I assume both Carl and Mike are on this list: they can give you all the details!
-- Bart Ehrman
Bart D. Ehrman
James A. Gray Professor
Department of Religious Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Andrew, others may have some info more "at-hand" on this, but I had a student do some work related to this a few years ago and can look over that later this week. If you don't get the info you need before that, either I'll send you some or remind me and I'll get it to you.
On Oct 7, 2006, at 2:06 PM, sarban wrote: