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Gadarenes, Gergesenes, Gerasenes

To play devil's advocate here, we can note that the Vulgate is also consistent in its choice of Gerasenes across all three synoptic gospels. It's easy for the Vulgate to be consistent because it was the work of one man at one time. It's funny that Jerome chose opposite of the Peshitta.

Word-for-word consistency is not necessarily a point in favor of authenticity, because someone could have the temptation to make parallel passages match. The kind of consistency that we see in the Alexandrian critical text is stronger. Although the two names are different, they are consistent with one another because Gadarenes refers to s smaller region lying within Gerasenes (at least according to Wikipedia).

I feel the Greek text has a stronger claim here.

bar Sinko

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Gadarenes, Gergesenes, Gerasenes - by DrawCloser - 08-01-2012, 07:45 PM
Re: Gadarenes, Gergesenes, Gerasenes - by bar Sinko - 08-03-2012, 06:05 AM

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