Burgon and the Barnabas ECW ref

Steven Avery

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Bruce Metzger agrees that Barnabas knew of 1 Timothy 3:16.
The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance (1997)
Bruce Manning Metzger
Again, the statement that according to Old Testament prophets it was ordained that the Lord was to 'be made manifest in the flesh' (v. 6) may echo the first line of what is often taken as an early creedal statement preserved in 1 Tim. iii. 16, 'He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the Spirit, etc.'
Since Barnabas has about three quotes that are referenced in this context, and these have been used frequently as evidence for the specific text in his hand, my suggestion is to look at all the Barnabas allusions to 1 Timothy 3:16 as one unit. And this should be able to help us know if his text was "God" or "who" or "which". Perhaps not definitively, however we should be able to get to the allusion level.
1 Timothy 3:16 (AV)
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest in the flesh,
justified in the Spirit,
seen of angels,
preached unto the Gentiles,
believed on in the world,
received up into glory.
However, at the moment I am a little rushed to put in details
Your thoughts welcome.
Steven Avery
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