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Bibil Identifier bibil:224508
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Clement of Alexandria's Reference to Luke the Evangelist as Author of Jason and Papiscus
Author Tolley, Harry
Journal The Journal of Theological Studies (Volume: 63, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 523-532 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A strange quotation from Clement of Alexandria’s now lost Hypotyposeis, preserved in the Areopagite material within the writings of Maximus Confessor/John of Scythopolis, claims that Luke the Evangelist wrote the Jewish–Christian dialogue Jason and Papiscus. This information seems so fantastic that several scholars have attempted to explain away the attribution through the composition of various hypotheses. The most popular of these was published by Johannes Ernest Grabe in his Spicilegium SS Patrum in 1698. Despite being cited by scholars from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, Grabe’s hypothesis has never been the subject of a detailed investigation. Two conclusions result from an investigation of his hypothesis: Grabe’s claims of textual corruption are unfounded; and it seems clear that Clement actually did claim Lukan authorship for Jason and Papiscus.
DOI 10.1093/jts/fls139
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Luke : Work of Luke
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Clement of Alexandria
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Jewish-Christian Relations
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