The hand of the adapter, the interpolator and the reviser is unmistakably present.
We cannot forthwith declare the two passages to be the work of an interpolator.
I ventured in 1896 to suggest that the interpolator was trying to please Pisistratus, but this was said in a spirit of mockery.
But Merkel, followed by Palmer, considered 31-38 an interpolation; and aeripedes may have been what the interpolator wrote.
But surely an interpolator must have been aware that this was their attitude from the outset.
If John vii., 3-11, is an interpolation let us hope Heaven has long ago blessed the interpolator.
He fully condemns these lines as the work of an interpolator.
The interpolator has unconsciously confessed the feeling which allowed him to take so great a liberty.
interpolator B was responsible for the great bulk of the interpolations: episodes from other cycles and "theologizing" matter.
1650s, from Latin interpolator, agent noun from past participle stem of interpolare (see interpolate).
1610s, "to alter or enlarge (a writing) by inserting new material," from Latin interpolatus, past participle of interpolare "alter, freshen up, polish;" of writing, "falsify," from inter- "up" (see inter-) + polare, related to polire "to smoothe, polish." Sense evolved in Latin from "refurbish," to "alter appearance of," to "falsify (especially by adding new material)." Middle English had interpolen (early 15c.) in a similar sense. Related: Interpolated; interpolating.