TJ Comments

Comments are welcomed on the comparisons between the verses or passages shown from the Gospel of Matthew and their TJ parallels. TJ stands for Talmud of Jmmanuel, discovered in 1963 by Eduard Meier and Isa Rashid.

Sunday, June 03, 2007


In a recent or forthcoming article (NTS 53 (2007), pp. 344-358), Ryan Wettlaufer gives some arguments favoring Pilate having called Jesus a "righteous man" in Mt 27:24, as many of the better manuscripts contain the adjective "righteous" here. The TJ also gives "righteous" or "just" in its near parallel verses at TJ 29:54. However, most modern scholars, and bibles, prefer the reading of the manuscripts that omit "righteous." The argument supporting the TJ version is now given in my web page under the discussion of Matthew 27:24-25.