Most stylometrists began their research on certain widely known texts, such as Catholic epistles
, ancient Greek and Latin texts, the plays of Shakespeare and Marlowe, and the Federalist Papers (Mosteller & Wallace, 1964), a series of 85 articles published anonymously in 1787 and 1788, advocating the ratification of the new Constitution of the United States of America (Klarreich, 2003).
But to Paul, Catholic Epistles
treat of matters that concern everyone while personal letters are only of import to one or two people.
Universal Truth: The Catholic Epistles
of James, Peter, Jude and John" is a collection of the famed epistles, or letters, from four of Jesus's best known apostles.
The so-called mixed text; an examination of the non-Alexandrian and non-Byzantine text-type in the Catholic Epistles
Schnelle treats in order Paul, The Third Transformation: Composition of Gospels as Innovative Response to Crises, The Sayings Source, The Synoptic Gospels and Acts: Meaning through Narration, The Fourth Transformation: The Gospel in the World, The Deutero-Pauline Letters, The Catholic Epistles
, Johannine Theology, and Revelation: Seeing and Understanding.
The Johannine corpus, Deuteropauline and Catholic epistles
, and Revelation are mentioned only in passing.
Uhlig's introduction, in fact a rather lengthy scholarly essay, is followed by the text and critical apparatus of the Catholic Epistles
themselves, representing the main part of the book and consisting of 167 pages.
The topics include the Adamic creation tradition in the 17th Demonstration of Aphrahat, the exegesis of Exodus by Ephrem the Syrian, the Book of Revelation in Orthodox lectionary traditions, Ezekiel's temple and Mary's virginity as illustrations of a peculiar strand in Eastern Orthodox interpretations of Old Testament sanctuary motifs, ascetic exegesis in Shenoute's Abraham Our Father, and a medieval Armenian Scholion on the Catholic epistles
Thus the anonymous commentary on the Catholic Epistles
may be by the same author as the De mirabilibus sacrae scripturae, and quotes `Lodkin' who is presumably Lathcen mac Baith, the author of the Egloga Moralium Gregorii in Iob (all three texts are among Smyth's sources).
3:7), Hebrews, Revelation, and the Catholic Epistles
The text begins with the problem of accepted dating of New Testament literature, and follows with chapters on specific areas: 1 Clement, the Letters of Ignatius, Polycarp, parameters of dates of early Christian literature, Mark, Luke, Matthew, Acts, the growth and development of the Pauline corpus, the Catholic epistles
, and the Johannine literature.
The Catholic Epistles
and Hebrews are discussed very briefly.