Wednesday, February 17, 2010

those of us who were trained in the historical method

In one of the comments addressed to Paula, there is this comment,
    those of us who were trained in the historical method
This needs to be addressed. Most of "those trained in the historical method," and most academic Greek experts employed in teaching classical Greek, and not seminary Greek, are of the opinion that Paul did not write either First or Second Timothy. Therefore, the premise is inaccurate.

Most of those trained in the historical method do not think that Paul wrote those verses which now serve as a restriction on women. Many do not believe that Paul wrote Ephesians, which is why it is called a "Pastoral" epistle and not a "Pauline" epistle. There is a growing consensus that 1 Cor. 14:35-36 is also not written by Paul.

I am not asking you to agree with these opinions. However, I want to mention that the "those of us" mentioned in the linked comment is a mirage.


EricW said...

I think that should be 1 Cor 14:34-35, not 35-36. See, e.g.: Question: Why would 1 Cor 14:34-35 be an interpolation?"

Donald Johnson said...

Thanks for being discerning and helping us.

believer333 said...

I don't believe Paul wrote 1 Cor. 14:34-35. It doesn't fit other things he wrote at the same time. It seems more likely that it is a quote from the Judaizers trying to impose oral Mishna's on the new Christians, to which Paul responds with a negative. Others believe that it was added on the original manuscripts by the copiers, and their is also some support for that belief as well. The main point IMO is that Paul did not write it.

Thank you Suzanne for the clarification of the remark , "those trained in the historical method". I wouldn't have picked that up.