Evangelical Textual Criticism

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Can sociology solve Luke 22:19b-20?

See http://www.sbl-site.org/Publications/JBL/Current/5billings.pdf


  1. I was surprised that he did not mention Petronius' Satyricon in which the protagonists have to eat their patron's corpse in order to receive their inheritance. The story is, I believe, interpreted as a 1st century reference to Christian cannabalism.

  2. I think it was Wayne Meeks who addressed this pagan perception of the early Christians celebration of the Eucharist as cannabalism in one of his books.

    But what is the solution that you are looking for? Is it the textual disparity between Alepf and others or the present day doctrinal significance of the variant readings?