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Bibil Identifier bibil:212953
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Gospel of Matthew, John the Elder and the Papias Tradition
Title (English, ) A Response to R H Gundry
Author Sim, David C.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 63, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language English
Pages 283-299 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract As far as the origin of the Gospel of Matthew is concerned, most modern scholars tend to discount the testimony of Papias. The major exception in this regard is R H Gundry, who argues that the tradition transmitted by Papias was delivered to him by John the disciple of Jesus. For Gundry the apostolic source of this tradition thereby guarantees its reliability, in which case we can be confident that Matthew, the disciple of Jesus, was the author of the Gospel that bears his name. Gundry’s arguments are, however, not altogether convincing. It will be shown that not only is his reading of the Papian tradition questionable, but also that he overstates the reliability of Papias’ source.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Matthew
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : John
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Apostolic Fathers : Papias
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