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Old 09-30-2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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Default On the Early Identification of the 'Rich Man' in the Rich Man and Lazarus

The Coptic tradition that the rich man paired with Lazarus is named Nineveh goes back to the earliest Sahidic versions and appears in texts attributed to such Egyptian Christians as Athanasius and Theophilus

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An Egyptian tradition of around 200 CE names the rich man 'Nineveh, which is symbolic of haughty and indulgent luxury. Nineveh is also cited in an early manuscript of Luke. In the West, a different tradition is found in the pseudo-Cyprzamc treatise De pascha computus (200 or 300 CE) with the identification of the rich man as Phineas. Later he is called Dives. http://books.google.com/books?id=Y2K...est%22&f=false
Nestle-Aland 26 identifies this manuscript as P75 and gives its reading: onomati Neues (meaning "named Neves"), further recording that it is only supported by the Sahidic (a dialect of Coptic) Version. Adam Clarke also mentions the reading, which was available to him via "the Scholia of some MSS.".
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The Coptic tradition that the rich man paired with Lazarus is named Nineveh goes back to the earliest Sahidic versions and appears in texts attributed to such Egyptian Christians as Athanasius and Theophilus

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An Egyptian tradition of around 200 CE names the rich man 'Nineveh, which is symbolic of haughty and indulgent luxury. Nineveh is also cited in an early manuscript of Luke. In the West, a different tradition is found in the pseudo-Cyprzamc treatise De pascha computus (200 or 300 CE) with the identification of the rich man as Phineas. Later he is called Dives. http://books.google.com/books?id=Y2K...est%22&f=false
Nestle-Aland 26 identifies this manuscript as P75 and gives its reading: onomati Neues (meaning "named Neves"), further recording that it is only supported by the Sahidic (a dialect of Coptic) Version. Adam Clarke also mentions the reading, which was available to him via "the Scholia of some MSS.".
Interesting. Are you aware of any connection or allusion to Jonah associated with this tradition?
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