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by StephenGoranson
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: John Poirier on 2 Timothy 3:16
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John Poirier on 2 Timothy 3:16

The Invention of the Inspired Text: Philological Windows on the Theopneustia of Scripture. By John Poirier (T & T Clark/Bloomsbury, 2021) About The Invention of the Inspired Text John C. Poirier examines the “theopneustic” nature of the Scripture, as a response to the view that “inspiration” lies at...
by StephenGoranson
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What the Voss papers may show
Replies: 8
Views: 3371

Re: What the Voss papers may show

On the comment “I don’t even know that Dourvas was the one who ripped the pages.” In the article by Hedrick and Olympiou—that I already cited--pages 8-9: “Kallistos [Dourvas] told [Nikolaos] Olympiou that he had removed the manuscript of the letter of Clement from the Voss edition of Ignatius at the...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What the Voss papers may show
Replies: 8
Views: 3371

What the Voss papers may show

As you know, binding paper is usually stronger than book page paper. The Voss 1646 book was brought from Mar Saba to Jerusalem, to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate library, in the Spring of 1976, as detailed by Guy Stroumsa.[1] The librarian there was Archimandrite Kallistos Dourvas. In 1977 Dourvas ...
by StephenGoranson
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Condition of the Voss 1646 book in twentieth century.
Replies: 2
Views: 2223

Condition of the Voss 1646 book in twentieth century.

Morton Smith (Clement, 1973 page 1) described the volume as of 1958: “Its front cover and title page have been lost, but Voss’s name is given at the end of the dedication;….The manuscript was written over both sides of the last page (which was blank) of the original book and over half the recto of a...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Possible Connection Between Jerusalem and Amsterdam
Replies: 26
Views: 6810

Re: On the Possible Connection Between Jerusalem and Amsterdam

…and it’s the only copy known (plus not alluded to elsewhere), and the front cover and spine have been removed (but not the back cover), which (a) probably removed evidence of who had owned the book (and maybe when it was elsewhere than Mar Saba) and (b) provided more (besides page 11) paper test ma...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Possible Connection Between Jerusalem and Amsterdam
Replies: 26
Views: 6810

Re: On the Possible Connection Between Jerusalem and Amsterdam

Not true. Again. Of course, the starting facts include but are not limited to: the (dated) book page and (estimated era) binding sheet, the ink, hand, language, text, internal claims (e.g., the false claim that it was composed by Clement of Alexandria, as shown by multiple methods by multiple schola...
by StephenGoranson
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Possible Connection Between Jerusalem and Amsterdam
Replies: 26
Views: 6810

Re: On the Possible Connection Between Jerusalem and Amsterdam

To be clear, I assumed the “rogue” of the title was Morton Smith. I was suggesting that Voss just happened to be an *additive* rogue and scholar and someone MS might have admired. In other words, I may (?) be more interested in the Voss choice than GS/BL are. Voss may not have been a random choice. ...
by StephenGoranson
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Possible Connection Between Jerusalem and Amsterdam
Replies: 26
Views: 6810

Re: On the Possible Connection Between Jerusalem and Amsterdam

I don’t know this for certain, but when I first read the (tentative or final?) forthcoming G. Smith/B. Landau book title, The Secret Gospel of Mark: A Rogue Scholar, A Controversial Gospel of Jesus, and the Fierce Debate Over Its Authenticity (Yale UP), I assumed that the rogue scholar meant was Mor...
by StephenGoranson
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Possible Connection Between Jerusalem and Amsterdam
Replies: 26
Views: 6810

Re: On the Possible Connection Between Jerusalem and Amsterdam

In addition to Bart Ehrman’s 2003 comment on possible irony with a disputed “letter” (an autograph not a copy according to Charles Murgia 1976) of “Clement” (authorship disputed e.g. by Clement expert Eric Osborne 1983, based on views of gnosis, use of Eusebius, etc.) appearing after a polemic text ...