Dedicated to the writings of Saint Luke.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Blogging with the devil

Luke was not a theologian as is commonly supposed. He was obviously a mathematician. Prior to the Reformation, all theologians were well trained in legalisms. Lawyers are not good at math as any insurance adjustor will tell you. Offers to settle have to be readily divisible by three to be intelligible to an attorney.

Consequently, if Luke had good math skills he was not a theologian. Using the recently developed tools of stylometry, we have determined that there are exactly 1,886 lines of Greek in the Gospel manuscript. This is significant because there is the equivalent of 1,884 lines of Greek in the Acts manuscript. Luke was a good line counter and obviously a mathematician.

Next week I will be flirting with the Gentiles.

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