1. 8 October 1984
Many thanks for yours. Great excitement. No. I didn’t know that Paul was prior. What's the evidence, I wonder? I've discovered that scholars will say and believe absolutely anything. If the Epistles came first, isn't that rather damaging? How come that Paul doesn't mention (i.e. didn't know about) a great many rather significant events? (I'd always rather suspected that he made up his own Jesus ad lib: the two figures seem to differ as much from each other (i.e. in Epistles and Gospels) as the Gods of the Old and New Testament.