Does Papias Provide Evidence for the Farrer-Goulder-Goodacre Hypothesis?

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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4 Responses to Does Papias Provide Evidence for the Farrer-Goulder-Goodacre Hypothesis?

  1. Thanks for the re-blog James. I enjoyed the article and the discussion after it. I have never been very impressed with Papias.


  2. jamesbradfordpate says:

    Glad you enjoyed it, Tim! I’ve thought at times of reading more about Papias, since he figures significantly in Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses. Baukham relies on Papias, but some of his critics then say that Papias is not particularly reliable, or that Papias makes statements that are not particularly convenient in terms of conservative Christian narratives about the New Testament. I’ll have to read about that, sometime!


  3. I read Papias beginning in the standard text of Roberts and Donaldson in the early 1980s. I thought that it was probably online by now, and sure enough–here it is!

    Beginning with


  4. jamesbradfordpate says:

    Thanks Tim! Love!


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