Literalism upon Literalism

This is a literalistic depiction of a literalistic understanding of Matthew 21:7, which reflects the author of that Gospel taking Zechariah 9:9 literally.

 

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  • Gary

    From post “dynamic duo”, Wayne Coppin,
    http://www.tyndalehouse.com/Bulletin/63=2012/07_Coppins-16.pdf
    I find it interesting. But I can’t help but think, “wow, 16 pages on a subject”. Perhaps Matthew mis-spoke, or the Monty Python hypothesis, cheese makers versus peacemakers. BTW, Monty Python reunion. I love them, but “old” is hard to recover from. I hope it is good, and not a reminder of “old”.

    • http://timebottle.weebly.com/ Beau Quilter

      I just read this too! Following from James’ post including Wayne Coppins in the Dynamic Duo (see, James, we do pay attention). I found it very helpful, not just for Wayne’s interpretation of the verse, but also for the summary of previous scholarship.

      I do think that Wayne is being very generous toward “Matthew” when he says that the two animal prophecy is a product of his “exegetical practice, i.e. in his word-for-word reading of Zechariah 9:9”. It seems pretty obvious to me that “Matthew” didn’t understand the Hebrew synonymous parallelism in the verse and misapplied it.

  • Peter Kirby

    This is wrong. The colt, a young horse, should be on top of the ass.

  • edwardtbabinski

    This discussion of Matthew’s blooper is damn funny:
    http://www.landoverbaptist.net/showthread.php?t=73939

    • Andrew Dowling

      That has to be parody . . .right? . . . .RIGHT???

      • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

        Yes, Landover Baptist is a parody site.

  • Charlie Rizzo

    Learn Koine…..grammar is a bitch.