Stephen C. Carlson scarlson at mindspring.com
Tue May 19 13:40:30 EDT 2009

Thanks, Carl, for alerting me to this.

I revisited this question in a seminar on Romans at Duke last

Based on the examples adduced in the Linda Belleville article
in NTS, I have now come to the opinion that the construction
is grammatically ambiguous as to whether the apostles of Rom
16:7 either included or excluded Andronicus and Junias.  Both
Burer/Wallace and Belleville have legitimate examples favoring
their own position, but they both fail to discount the others'
own examples.  Thus, I see no way to resolve the ambiguity,
without appealing to some background assumptions or knowledge
outside of the text.


Stephen C. Carlson
Ph.D. student, Religion, Duke University
Author of The Gospel Hoax: Morton Smith's Invention of Secret Mark (Baylor, 2005)

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