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pauline edits of matthew

how do we know that pauline christians edited matthew and luke? i would figure there would be no evidence of this.

Re: pauline edits of matthew

BookBecause the earliest manuscripts that archaelogists have discovered all lack the edits and were used by various different groups of Christians - Ebionite, Gnostic, Theraputae, etc. But the version used by the Cappadocian/Paulines - who only emerged in the 2nd/3rd centuries with Roman support - were somehow different in a few essential places, as discussed on my page.

This well-written book lays out the historical evidence for such edits in a lot of detail, by Professor Ehrman who is the most respected researcher in this field:

Ehrman, Bart
"Lost Christianities" (2003 hardback).

Edited at 2011-01-28 10:11 am (UTC)

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