By Robert McQueen Grant
Drawing upon his 50 years of expertise facing the correlation of early Christianity and classical tradition to illustrate that Christian "heretics" have been the 1st to use literary feedback to Christian books, furnish indicates that the heretics' equipment have been almost like these of pagan contemporaries and that literary feedback derived from the Hellenistic faculties.
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At the second text he specifically refers to Zacchaeus as a Gentile (allophylus). 39 Marcion probably avoided references to the fulfillment of prophecy by deleting 19:29-46 with its mention of the ass and Bethphage and the city and the temple, whether house of prayer or den of thieves. He also excised the story about the vineyard given to farmers ( Luke 20:9-17), as well as the question of what was "the stone which the builders rejected," -40presumably because of its close connection with Israel, and the verses 20:37-38 because they praised Moses and the patriarchs.
Out of superstition they -35introduced--interpolated--dietary laws, circumcision, and excision, while from tyrannies came the robbery that subdued other lands and the reign of the Hasmonean priest-kings. 13 Jesus himself contrasted God's purpose in "the beginning of creation" with what Moses later said ( Mark 10:5-6), and Paul insisted that the law was added (interpolated) 430 years after the promise, still valid, made to Abraham ( Gal. 3:15-19). In recovering the authentic Gospel, Marcion could thus rely on Jewish and Christian precedents as well as contemporary critical approaches.
He also excised the story about the vineyard given to farmers ( Luke 20:9-17), as well as the question of what was "the stone which the builders rejected," -40presumably because of its close connection with Israel, and the verses 20:37-38 because they praised Moses and the patriarchs. , because the impending disasters were included in the expression "until everything written is fulfilled," or because after the crucifixion Christians were not concerned with Judea. The expression "Everything written" refers to the Old Testament, and Marcion must have considered it an interpolation.