Title

Luke 22:43–44: An Anti-Docetic Interpolation or an Apologetic Omission?

Keywords

New Testament, New Testament studies, Book of Luke, Anti-Doceitc, Docetic

Abstract

This article examines the text-critical history of Luke 22:43–44 and argues, primarily on external grounds, that it is more likely that this passage was deliberately excised from Luke rather than interpolated. Along these lines it argues that this passage was excised from some early manuscripts of Luke prior to the end of the third century for apologetic reasons. Additionally, this article will question the anti-docetic interpolation theory, which is seemingly held by the majority of interpreters of this passage, and will argue that this is not the only way to understand the text-critical evidence.

Original Publication Citation

“Luke 22:43–44: An Anti-Docetic Interpolation or an Apologetic Omission?” TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism 19 (2014): 1–35.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

JBTC

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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