The 'silly woman' is Pontius Pilate's wife. pseudo-Ignatius sees her dream (in Matthew) as sent by Satan in an attempt to prevent the crucifixion.davidmartin wrote: ↑Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:53 amha, even the 4th century is truly ancient and those opinions are essentially guesses. so, can't contain earlier material???It is worth pointing out that this extract comes from the epistle of Ignatius to the Philippians, universally acknowledged to be spurious and usually dated to century IV or later
in fact scholars, once dismissive of a text, can't see the wood for the trees as they can't then go back and find a text useful, or they inherit a previous generations dismissiveness without critically re-evaluating them. that's why they miss the obvious things sometimes.
such as who is the 'silly woman'?
who do you think it is? this is the one place they let slip...