Monday, March 05, 2007
Deissman on the NT
According to Deissman:
The NT can be understood as "a book of peasants, fishermen, artisans, travellers by land and sea, fighters and martyrs . . . [a book] in cosmpolitan Greek with marks of Semitic origin . . . [a book] of the Imperial age, written at Antioch, Ephesus, Corinth, and Rome".
G. A. Deissman, Bible Studies: Contributions Chiefly from Papyri and Inscriptions to the History of the Language, the Literature and the Religion of Hellenistic Judaism and Primitive Christianity (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1901), 392.