Re: The Spear Thrust in Matt 27:49 v.l.
- Mr. Leonard,
The problem is one of method. You have posed a question and made an
assertion. Neither are exegetically based/presented. If you had
replied with something along the lines of: "Well, in the text of St.
Matthew the use of PALIN before KRAXAS...", would have been a
sufficient premise to interpret PALIN here within an historical
So let's ask the question anyway. How many times did Jesus PALIN
KRAXAS - throughout His condemnation? The narrative does not say
(nor does it attempt to count all of them - whatever the number).
Now I will pose a question. Do you think it was only twice?
Even PALIN in St Matthew does not support this varia lectio at 27:49.
--- In email@example.com, "feeite_christian"
> No doubt the historical consideration is important, but I'm not
> one can simply dismiss this variant reading in Matthew solely onthe
> basis that it contradicts the narrative sequence presented in John.death,
> For example, in Luke, the veil rips in anticipation of Jesus'
> while in Matthew and Luke, the veil rips consequent to Jesus' death.sequence
> If the contradictory narrative sequence can stand in regard to the
> ripping of the veil, then why can't you also have a different
> in regard to the spear thrust?