There is a surreal aspect to many of the Granville Sharp Rule discussions. This paper from J. Edward Komoszewski we are highlighting today is not special in that regard, it just takes the surrealistic pillow to new heights. A paper from one of the Daniel Wallace minions.
Frequency And Distribution Of The Titles "Lord Jesus Christ" And "Savior Jesus Christ' In The New Testament (2004)
J. Edward Komoszewski
The absurdity of this whole line of inquiry, probabilistic counting of what terms are proper names used by what authors in what books in order to anachronistically apply categories to a 1790 supposed rule that is built on special pleading and presupposition. The beat goes on.
And ultimately, it reaches the point where Granville Sharp Rule studies are indistinguishable from satire. I wrote about this a few times, here I just want it documented in one place. And CARM posts will vanish over time, so they get a type of priority in being mirrored, if the topics are worthy.
error begets convolution - GSR runs aground - statisticians directing language
Steven Avery - March 31, 2010
Steven Avery - Nov 3,2013
This next one is a review, similar to the current post, which is more complete. It takes you to the most recent CARM discussion, which has interesting aspects, although Granville Sharp Rules is the key thread..
obliterating the line between grammatical studies and satire
Steven Avery - Nov 24, 2014
One of the problems is that any of this nonsense is actually taken seriously. Ok, I understand some writers going into this morass and offering counter-statistics and arguments, but really, when the whole construct is absurd, it does not really matter.
As to who plays with J. Edward in this grammatical probability swamp, you can see on the 2014 the posts by jim on the second thread above. Jim is a contra whose posts tend to the incomprehensible, however on this one specific issue of the GSR he does ok.
Greg Stafford, some sort of eclectic JW:
A Response to Ed Komoszewski's Article Entitled:
The New World Translation and Christologically Significant Article-Substantive-Kaiv-Substantive Constructions in the New Testament
Yes, the JWs can occasionally be on the right side of an argument. The Stopped Clock Syndrome, right twice a day. Think of their rejection of the pagan yahweh and insistence upon Jehovah. Although they mangle the Bible, e.g. with all the Jehovah entries in the NT.
However, my point is much simpler. We are walking in the theatre of the grammatical absurd.
We might as well be studying:
=========================================Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity (1995)
Alan D. Sokal