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Randolph O. Yeager
Shlama Akhi Larry,

Quote:In order to really get the attention of the academic world in a profound way, we wouldn't present the weakest Aramaic scholarship we could find and compare it to the weakest Greek scholarship we could find

I agree, we wouldn't.

Are we simply comparing scholarship in general, or are we comparing arguments and evidence for Greek primacy and Aramaic primacy ? Does Yeager even address the question ? Very few scholars do.

If Yeager's 18 volumes were filled with evidence for Greek primacy, we might have a problem on our hands. I have little fear of that. He probably has very little knowledge of Aramaic and of The Peshitta, much less of the evidence we have uncovered for Peshitta primacy.

I do believe we need to know Greek fairly well in order to argue credibly with Greek primacists. I do know Greek fairly well, having studied my Greek NT's for thirty years as well as NT Textual Criticism. It has been a serious issue for me , both in university and since graduation and in the ministry.

Even weak arguments for Peshitta primacy are better than no arguments for Greek primacy. Most of what I have heard for Greek primacy is not arguments, just noise.

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Dave Bauscher

Messages In This Thread
Randolph O. Yeager - by Larry Kelsey - 10-19-2004, 05:16 AM
Scholarship & noise - by gbausc - 10-20-2004, 10:34 AM
Re: Scholarship & noise - by oozeaddai - 10-21-2004, 03:37 PM
Re: Scholarship & noise - by oozeaddai - 10-21-2004, 03:52 PM
Re: Scholarship & noise - by oozeaddai - 10-21-2004, 03:53 PM
Re: Scholarship & noise - by oozeaddai - 10-21-2004, 03:55 PM
[No subject] - by gbausc - 10-22-2004, 09:50 PM
[No subject] - by oozeaddai - 10-23-2004, 03:02 PM
Ignorance dies hard - by gbausc - 10-24-2004, 06:42 PM

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