By Stephen C. Carlson
Secret Mark first turned identified to trendy scholarship in 1958 while a newly employed assistant professor at Columbia collage in ny via the identify of Morton Smith visited the monastery of Mar Saba close to Jerusalem and photographed its fragments. Secret Mark was once introduced at the heels of many magnificent discoveries of old manuscripts within the close to East, corresponding to the lifeless Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi gnostic corpus within the past due Nineteen Forties, and promised to be simply as innovative. Secret Mark provides what seems to be a necessary, albeit fragmentary, witness to early Christian traditions, traditions that may make clear Jesus's so much intimate habit. during this e-book, Stephen C. Carlson makes use of state-of-the-art technological know-how to illustrate that Secret Mark was once an complex hoax created through Morton Smith. Carlson's dialogue areas Smith's trick along many different hoaxes sooner than probing the explanations why such a lot of students were taken in by means of it.
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Fifty nine “Kalli/nikoj G’,” n. p. [cited 10 may perhaps 2005]. http://www. ec-patr . gr/gr/list/kallinikosgeikones. htm: “Gennh/qhke sth\ Zagora/ tou= Phli/ou to\\ 1713. ” Zagora is in Thessaly at the Greek mainland. the internet web page is available from the house web page of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at http://www. ec-patr. gr/ via following the hyperlink to the fashionable Greek pages, then having access to the checklist of Patriarchs (KATALOGOS PATRIAEXWN). 60 Calder, “Morton Smith†,” 383. sixty one Calder, “Morton Smith†,” 383. NOTES TO PP. 45–51 117 sixty two Maria Amaritou, To\ gra/yimo kai\ h( a)gwgh/ (Athens, 1935); name quantity Z43. A5 1935 within the Morton Smith selection of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary. The ebook doesn't include symptoms of possession sooner than Smith’s. The part on eighteenth-century handwriting begins on p. 256 and diverse ligatures are proven on p. 265. sixty three Otto Stählin, ed. , Clemens Alexandrinus (GCS; Leipzig: Hinrichs, 1905); name quantity BR60. G7C6 1905 within the Morton Smith choice of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary. sixty four Koppenhaver, Attorney’s advisor to record exam, 141–42. sixty five In Strwmateu\j, presbu/teroj, a)/ristoj, th|,= kata\, and Xristo\n. basically sunta/ttwn shows a two-stroke brief tau. bankruptcy four 1 2 three four five 6 7 so much particularly, Crossan, 4 different Gospels, sixty eight, who responsibly prefaced his research with this italicized disclaimer: “The authenticity of a textual content can in simple terms be tested through the consensus of specialists who've studied the unique rfile lower than scientifically acceptable situations. ” Hedrick, “Stalemate,” 141: “Clementine students, have, primarily, accredited the authenticity of Clement’s letter (it is incorporated one of the usual texts of Clement in a 1980 German publication). ” Ursula Treu, “Vorwort zur zweiten Auflage,” Clemens Alexandrinus four. 1 (GCS 39. 1; Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1980), viii. Smith, “Score,” 452. Eric Osborn, “Clement of Alexandria: A overview of study, 1958–1982,” SecCent three (1983): 225, concluding that “Clement’s variety additional to a failure to appreciate Clement’s principles implies a forgery. ” E. g. , Annewies van den Hoek, “Techniques of citation in Clement of Alexandria: A View of historic Literary operating Methods,” VC 50 (1996): 226. E. g. , Harold Somers and Fiona Tweedie, “Authorship Attribution and Pastiche,” pcs and the arts 37 (2003): 407–29, at 412. The authors observe that this assumption is problematical, notwithstanding, while utilized to “clever pastiches” (423). 118 NOTES TO PP. 51–53 eight A. H. Criddle, “On the Mar Saba Letter Attributed to Clement of Alexandria,” JECS three (1995): 215–20. nine Criddle, “On the Mar Saba Letter,” 217. 10 Criddle, “On the Mar Saba Letter,” 218. eleven The seven new hapax legomena are a)nade/statoj, a)pe/ratoj, a)po/grafon, a)profula/ktwj, mhxana/w (act. ), prosporeu/omai, and fqonerw=j, whereas the fifteen eradicated hapax legomena are a)ndrapodw/dhj, a)sfalw=j, e)nsw/matoj, e)cagge/llw, e)cantle/w, e9pta/kij, e9rixw&, i9erofantko/j, katayeu/domai, mwri/a, pneumatikw&teroj, prosepa&gw, Satana~j, steno/j, and xrhsimw&tatoj.