The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament, 187-94
|Title||The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament, 187-94|
|Year of Publication||1993|
|Authors||Ehrman, Bart D.|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
Luke 22:40-42, 45a-46, arguing (1) that vv. 43-44 constitute a second-century, anti-Docetic corruption (inconsistent with the author's reading of Luke and Mark and with what he perceives to be the view of Jesus that Luke and Mark intend to portray), (2) that the verses are literarily intrusive (being non-Lucan), and (3) that by their inclusion "the chiasmus that focuses the passage on Jesus' prayer is absolutely destroyed," asserting in the course of such argument (4) that "despite the exorbitant claims of some scholars (citing Lund), [chiasmus] is a relatively rare phenomenon within the pages of the New Testament."