Harvard Theological Studies Volume 6

Harvard Theological Studies Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...15,000 words according to a rough calculation in Wyttenbach's Lexicon. 8' Hobart (p. xxxi) notes that both Luke and the medical writers came from Asia Minor. i0 Some of Clemen's arguments are of interest: "Truly the author of these writings employs some medical terms in their technical sense, but in a few cases he uses them in such a way as no physician would have done. E.g. in the description of Christ's prayer in Gethsemane his sweat is compared with Opopssoi aiparos Karassaivovres ix1 Ti yrjv, i.e. not with great drops of blood, as the English version has it, but with clots of blood, which here of course not even for comparison's sake can be thought of." "Could a Greek physician represent the good Samaritan (Luke 10, 34) as pouring on the wounds of the man who had fallen among robbers oil and wine?" (Hibberl Journal, VIII (1910), pp. 785 f.). On a iirwav X-xtoes, Acts 9, 18, he writes: "Ein Arzt musste doch wissen, dass dabei nichts vom Auge abzufallen braucht." (Theol. Rundschau, X (1907), p. 102.) At the beginning of his treatise "On the Natural Faculties" Galen explicitly deprecates and renounces the use of technical terms: ' We, however, for our part, are convinced that the chief merit of language is clearness, and we know that nothing detracts so much from this as do unfamiliar terms; accordingly we employ those terms which the bulk of people (ol iroWoi) are accustomed to use." Brock's translation, in Loeb Classical Library, p. 3. The total extent of these three writings of Lucian is about half that of the works of Luke. In this limited section of Lucian were found about 115 of the words considered medical by Hobart, or over one-fourth.
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