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Epictetus and the New Testament PDF book by Douglas Simmonds Sharp

Epictetus and the New Testament  PDF book by Douglas Simmonds Sharp (1914)

Epictetus and the New Testament


I Gladly accept the opportunity of offering a foreword to my old pupil's study of contacts between Epictetus and the New Testament. It was on my suggestion that he took up this subject for linguistic research, but the arrival of the proofs of a book was a surprise to me. A very rapid glance over the pages has made the surprise a welcome one.

In grammatical as well as lexical questions, as this book well shows, Epictetus has much to teach us. I might remark in this connexion that Mr. Sharp remembers my obiter dicta better than I do. I do not now feel so sure about the use of ft)9 suggested there, but I must look into it further. A wider circle than those who study New Testament Greek will find much interest in the few pages which present parallels in Epictetus' thought. They should send some English readers to the accessible discourses of a very noble 'heathen,' whose feeling after God was assuredly not



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