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Reference in Bible may be concerning food

December 20, 2013
The Alpena News

It is worthy of note in this Advent season that the drama of salvation contains only a few gentile characters, the most prominent being the three Magi, of which little is written, and none of it outside the Gospel of Matthew. Now, thanks to modern forensic philology and its exploration of extra-Biblical apocrypha and lost texts, scholars can confidently determine that at least one of the "wise men" was a Norwegian Lutheran named Ole. The restored "O" text (abbreviation for the Oleist - as named for the putative Norse ancestor whose story is told therein) is composed from fragments scattered throughout anthologies of ancient lore. But, the major proofs of the thesis lie in subtle linguistic clues within the Gospels themselves.



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