De korte tekst van het Onze Vader in Lucas 11:2-4: een Marcionitische corruptie? | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 44, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268



When the edition of the New Testament of Westcott and Hort was published in 1881, together with the , people were faced with the problem of the short text of the Lord’s Prayer in Luke 11:2-4. The great defender of the ‘old text’ was Dean Burgon of Chicester. He claimed that the followed here the corrupted text of Marcion instead of Jesus’ own words. He did not present his readers with any argument for that contention. A more recent attempt to postulate the Marcionite origin of the shorter text has been made by a Dutch scholar, Prof.Dr. J. van Bruggen of Kampen, who really tried to argue why the omission of certain phrases were due to Marcion. The present contribution evaluates his arguments and demonstrates that there is nothing in the textual form of the Prayer (as preserved in the ) that is in conflict with Marcion’s theological system. Moreover, it makes it very probable that Marcion and his later antagonist Tertullian both read the short text in their copies of Luke.


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