Re: [textualcriticism] Order of Pauline Epistles
- Mr. Spinti,The "fixing" of the order of the canonical writings as we know them was due more to the invention and use of the printing press - a fact you will appreciate - than any other factor that I could imagine. Codex Alexandrinus, for example has the order of the four Gospels, Acts, James, 1,2 Peter, 1,2,3, John etc. Others different. If there were a "fixing" prior to Luther it probably was the influence of the Latin Vulgate of Hieronymus.With best regards,Malcolm
James Spinti <jspinti@...> wrote:
Over the weekend I was reading a book which stated that the current order of
the Pauline epistles was fixed by Luther. This struck me as incorrect. I
know that the order in the various codices varies, but thought it had been
fixed much earlier than Luther. Could someone please either direct me to a
source that would have the answer, or enlighten me.
Thank you very much.
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> Over the weekend I was reading a book which statedLuther moved Hebrews from its place between Thessalonians and Timothy to
> that the current order of the Pauline epistles was fixed
> by Luther. This struck me as incorrect.
the end of the Pauline epistles because he had doubts about its
canonicity. He also moved James more to the end.
Wieland Willker, Bremen, Germany