Thoughts on this massive work?

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 13 2017 8:17 AM

I'm not sure 'massive' is a good choice.  Big, maybe.

I put in my order; I thought they gave up on Kirsopp. So, I guess the early 1900s are still alive in Logosland. Books from this period are great reading; it's before the mediocrity of the mid-20th, and the lock-down in the late 20th. Back when they could say obvious things. And compare bad-boy mss's. And not be consigned to Ehrman-land.

I thoroughly enjoyed vol 2. A large number of excellent points. The mss volume is nice, recog'ing it's in an earlier discussion. But the use of the big-names is interesting.

Vol 1 I thought iffy-ish; the commentary vols ok, if that's of interest. Wasn't for me.  Vol 2 is easily worth the whole set.

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 13 2017 1:36 PM

So I wonder what are the differences between those and these:

The Book of Acts in Its First Century Setting (5 vols.)

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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 13 2017 1:52 PM

360 plus pages, and $30...

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 13 2017 3:08 PM

Milkman:

So I wonder what are the differences between those and these:

The Book of Acts in Its First Century Setting (5 vols.)

mm.

Just my 2 cents. One is basically a history series (over-simplifying). That'd be the recent one. It overlaps several other volumes in Logos, though the prison system is more unique (misuse of english).

Kirsopp is looking more at the contents of Acts. Mss's, greek, other sources, and intra-NT issues. Holds no prisoners.

For example, he discusses Josephus and John the B and why.

I'd assign the word 'dissonances' to Kirsopp and 'background' to the recent one.

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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Juanita | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 13 2017 3:23 PM

You may wish to check out archive.org on these Kirsopp Lake works to get an idea of his work. Sometimes I save money by downloading the files as pdf especially if their use is occasional rather than regular.

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 13 2017 6:01 PM

Tempting, surely, particularly if you're into text-critical work. Suggestion above is good.

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 14 2017 6:10 AM

Ok thanks for the clarification :)

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