1 sn The effect of what the experts in the law were doing was to deny the message of the prophets and thus honor their death by supporting those who had sought their removal. The charge that this is what previous generations did shows the problem is chronic. As T. W. Manson said, the charge here is “The only prophet you honor is a dead prophet!” (The Sayings of Jesus, 101).
2 tn Or “forefathers”; Grk “fathers.”
3 tn Grk “you are witnesses and approve of.”
4 tn Or “forefathers”; Grk “fathers.”
5 tn Grk “them”; the referent (the prophets) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
6 tn “Their,” i.e., the prophets.
7 tc The majority of