Ripples in the text (foll. Saturating the airwaves)
Harold R. Holmyard III
hholmyard at ont.com
Sat Mar 3 21:22:08 EST 2001
>I, too, think that progressive redaction
>and complementary revelation are useful, cognate concepts for Christians
I did not mention anything about progressive redaction. I think that there
was editorial work going on, but I do not accept much more than that fact.
For example, I think that Isaiah wrote all of Isaiah, Zechariah all of
Zechariah, and Daniel all of Daniel.
>But it might be better if you were not to answer for Dan Wagner, Harold,
>approach seems somewhat different from yours, being uncompromisingly
>may be wrong but I had the impression he was not at all in favour of
Redaction is almost completely unimportant to me.
>As for no contradictions, by the way, how much did David pay for the site of
>Araunah? There, one is dealing with apparent fact, yet the two accounts are
>difficult to reconcile smoothly without an ingeniously pious speciousness.
>And when that comes in, Christians should realise that they project a smugly
>intimidating and fortified irrationalism rather than the nakedness of Christ.
The NIV Study Bible notes that the Samuel passage in 1 Samuel 24:24, which
mentions only fifty shekels of silver, refers to the threshing floor and
the oxen, while the six hundred gold shekels mentioned in 1 Chronicles
21:25 refers to the "site," which may be a larger area. In other words,
David made have made an immediate payment, recorded in Samuel, and later a
greater payment, preserved in Chronicles.
I really do not know what the answer is, but I assume that there is a good
one. I do not think that such reasoning has to considered specious
irrationalism. The Bible has demonstrated itself to me to be a wonderfully
trustworthy record. Mistakes have crept in through copying, especially in
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