Luke 23:34

In Doctrinal Differences in Scripture, Luke, The Gospels by Chris Thomas1 Comment

Luke 23:34

This post will provide the resources showing that it is the word of God.

From Dr. Bruce Metzger’s Text Commentary:

Luke 23:34 omit verse 34a [[ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς ἔλεγεν, Πάτερ, ἄφες αὐτοῖς, οὐ γὰρ οἴδασιν τί ποιοῦσιν.]] {A}

The absence of these words from such early and diverse witnesses as 𝔓 B D* W Θ it syr cop al is most impressive and can scarcely be explained as a deliberate excision by copyists who, considering the fall of Jerusalem to be proof that God had not forgiven the Jews, could not allow it to appear that the prayer of Jesus had remained unanswered. At the same time, the logion, though probably not a part of the original Gospel of Luke, bears self–evident tokens of its dominical origin, and was retained, within double square brackets, in its traditional place where it had been incorporated by unknown copyists relatively early in the transmission of the Third Gospel.

Dr. Jeff Riddle deals with Dr. Metzger’s above comments and the evidence and shows that Luke 23:34 is Scripture.  He also eviscerates the “arguments” of Mr. White against it.

Word Magazine # 29: James White, Luke 23:34, the PA as a “Floating Tradition,” and Muslim Apologetics

Dr. Riddle’s Text Note on Luke 23:34,


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