1 Thess. 2:14-16 | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 39, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268



The New Testament editions of Erwin Nestle and Kurt Aland (N13-N26) make mention of the fact that according to Rodrigues vss 15-16 in 1 Thess.2 were an interpolation and therefore should be eliminated. Who was this Rodrigues? It turns out that he was a Jewish author, who wrote several books on the New Testament and early Christianity. In one of these books (, Paris 1876) there is a chapter (V=pp.225-236) on what he calls ‘The Interpolation’, in which he suggests that vss. 14-15 (and 16?) were a late insertion (after 135 A.D.) of an anti-judaic ‘Johannine’ type. The apparatus of N26 therefore should be emended at this place (ad 1 Thess.2,16c). My suggestion is to leave him out and to keep only the name of Ritschl (16c as an interpolation) in the apparatus criticus.


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