Re: [textualcriticism] Jerome (?) - More About Mark 1:2
- On Fri, May 14, 2010 9:28:44 AM james_snapp_jr wrote:
<<As a follow-up to the defense of "in the prophets" in Mark 1:2, here is a post-script about an additional piece of evidence that testifies to the solidity of "in Isaiah the prophet" in the Latin texts, and to resistance to changing it for apologetic purposes.
In Jerome's Letter to Pammochius (57), he mentions the difficulty in Mk. 1:2 but offers no solution. In his Commentary on Matthew, he mentions it again, and offers two possible solutions: (a) the name of Isaiah was added by a mistake of the copyists, or (b) Mark has made one citation out of diverse Scriptural testimonies, as Paul does in Romans 3. >>
Of course, extant copies of Psalm 13:3 in both the LXX and the Vulgate contain Romans 3:10-18's entire chain of citations. This raises the question as to whether the copies in Jerome's day did.