Sunday, November 25, 2012

Some Reflections on Cureton's Notes for his Translation of the Syriac Epistles

  • it is amazing to see how many times the Syriac agrees with the long version of the Greek text of to Polycarp.  
  • Cureton also notes that parts of the Syriac third epistles (to the Romans) resembles Eusebius in such a way it is impossible to believe they represent independent translations
  • the annoying manner that Bruce Chilton, Craig Evans and the rest giggle when they hear the Letter to Theodore when they hear Secret Mark say that the disciple 'stayed with him there that night.'  But when Ignatius speaks of having eros for Christ or when he commands his disciples to 'sleep with one another,' that's somehow not as funny.  

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