Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cureton on 'My Love is Crucified'

It is disappointing how often Cureton gets bullied into approximating the established text.  In the notes section of his book on the Syriac letters of Ignatius he discovered he admits that in what follows the Syriac of Ignatius does not say 'I have no fire in another love' but something much closer to Pearson's suggestion 'I have no fire for a lover.'  Of course its weird.  That's why he didn't want to publish it.  Unbecoming of a Church Father, perhaps.  For me it sounds suspiciously like something Peregrinus would say in Lucian's satire.  Don't forget for Simon Magus (and in many early Jewish and Samaritan texts) God is fire.

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