[b-hebrew] Genesis 3:15 and order of ideas
kwrandolph at email.com
Wed Dec 22 16:39:56 EST 2004
The way I heard it, Hebrews was a collaborative work between Paul and Luke: Paul supplied the ideas, Luke is excellent use of the Greek language. Sorry, I can't supply sources, other than to say that it supposedly got the information from tradition.
Did Paul think more as a Greek or Hebrew? Seeing as he was brought up in Jerusalem probably since his bar mitzvah, it could very well be that he was more Hebrew thinking than Greek. There's a hint even that Joseph who carried Jesus' cross may have been Paul's father.
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: "George F Somsel" <gfsomsel at juno.com>
> On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 13:27:52 -0500 Jim West <jwest at highland.net> writes:
> > At 01:18 PM 12/22/2004, you wrote:
> > >Paul, being a Roman citizen from Asia Minor, probably spoke Greek as his
> > >mother toungue, and probably thought in Greek as well. Chances are that he
> > >"imported" Greek expressions into his Hebrew or Aramaic, not the other way
> > >around. Certainly, when writing Greek, he thought like a Greek.
> > >
> > >Yigal
> > Paul in 99% likelihood was not the author of Hebrews. Whoever
> > did write it, wrote excellent greek, excelled in the New
> > Testament only by the author of 1 Peter. Nonetheless you are
> > correct in observing that when writing Greek one thinks in Greek
> > and including a loan word or two from Hebrew or Aramaic doesn't
> > change that fact any more than someone occasionally inserting
> > "vis-a-vis" makes them a fluent thinker in French.
> > Jim
> > ++++++++++++++++++++
> > Jim West, ThD
> > Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies
> > Quartz Hill School of Theology
> I beg your pardon, but the likelihood that Paul was the author of Hebrews
> is approx. 0.001%
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