Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Askeland SBL Paper Accepted

My paper, 'Was the New Testament originally written in Coptic?', has been accepted to the New Testament Textual Criticism section for SBL 2009. Of course, the answer to this question is no. However, the Coptic versions are our best hope for rebuilding the Latin autographs of the New Testament texts (from which the Greek translations were made) which predate the Coptic translations by only one (or maybe two) decades. After evaluating my dialectal-stemmata with a Tau-cubed equation, I have shown with a 87% likelihood that the Coptic translations were created by an Alexandrian -- perhaps the apologist Apollos from the Acts narrative. I will be showing some clips from Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ to buttress my case that Latin was extensively used in the Eastern half of the Roman empire.
[This was posted on April Fools' Day, 2009.]

12 Comments:

David Nyström said...

Wow, I can't wait to hear this paper :-)

Anonymous said...

Should it be, "from which the *Coptic* translations were made"?

J.C.B.

John Quant said...

This post was posted on April 1st, right?

Christian Askeland said...

John: "This post was posted on April 1st, right?"

Yes ; )

Grigs said...

Did you say that the autographs were in Latin?

Stephen C. Carlson said...

As powerful as the χ² test is, the τ³ must be even more so.

Anonymous said...

Oops, I read that entirely too early in the morning and didn't realize it was April 1!

Marty Foord said...

Gratias agere Christianus! I knew all along that the NT autographs were in Latin--the one true ecclesiastical language! When will this groundbreaking paradigm-shifting research be published?

Christian Askeland said...

MF: "When will this groundbreaking paradigm-shifting research be published?"

I am currently in talks with The Weekly World News. I thought it best to go straight to a popular outlet with a discovery of this sort.

Anonymous said...

Next we here that the NT was written in Doric, rewritten in Ionic, and then converted to Attic ...

Anonymous said...

.. "here" -> "read here" ..

Anonymous said...

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