Monday, October 13, 2014

Gathercole on the Titles of the Gospels

The titles of the gospels were not originally placed there by the evangelists but were added at a later point in the manuscript tradition.

Actually, it may not be that simple. This article by Simon Gathercole shows that the received scholarly "tradition" on this cannot be supported by the manuscript evidence.

Why aren't more people talking about this?


Restless Pilgrim said...

I've often heard that assertion, but never quite understood why. Why do scholars traditionally say that the titles were added later?

Heidi said...

Amazing! Thank you so much!

andrea chiu said...

I accidentally viewed your blog and I was so amazed with your work that it touched the deepness of my heart. It made me sentimental. Thanks for posting.