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Feb
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revised How is literary dependence or relationship established?
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Feb
11
comment How is literary dependence or relationship established?
@swasheck: Fair enough, then you'll have to wait for someone more expert than me. My knowledge is only at the beginner level.
Feb
11
answered How is literary dependence or relationship established?
Feb
7
comment How authentic is Codex Sinaiticus?
@FraserOrr: My understanding is that it's very rare for scholars who believe in theopneustos to think that this belief implies that the synoptics are independent. At any rate, I would be very interested to hear examples of the "serious scholars" you're mentioning over at the other question.
Feb
6
comment Literary independence of the synoptics
I'm having trouble figuring out how to clarify this rigorously. For example, I would count Matthew having memorized Mark prior to writing his gospel as literary dependence, even if he learned it orally from someone who had read it and memorized it.
Feb
6
comment Literary independence of the synoptics
I would be interested in examples of people who think that they share common oral tradition pre-dating the written gospels, but that none of the authors had read (or heard recited) any of the other gospels.
Feb
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Feb
6
comment How authentic is Codex Sinaiticus?
I've posted a question about this. hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/4099/…
Feb
6
asked Literary independence of the synoptics
Feb
6
comment How authentic is Codex Sinaiticus?
In particular, I'd be very surprised to find conservative scholars who think Luke was written in isolation from the other gospels, in light of Luke 1:1-3.
Feb
6
comment How authentic is Codex Sinaiticus?
@FraserOrr: (You meant to say Matthew and Luke share a source called Q, not Matthew and Mark. As you say, plenty of scholars don't think Q existed. I did not mean to imply that disagreeing with Q was a fringe viewpoint, only that saying the synoptics were "written in isolation" is very rare among scholars (evangelical or not).)
Feb
6
comment How authentic is Codex Sinaiticus?
@FraserOrr: Literary dependence between the synoptics is in a very different category historically than things like Q or JEDP. The Augustinian hypothesis (Mark used Matthew, Luke used Matthew and Mark) goes back to the 5th century and is the traditional view of the church, while JEDP or Q are modern ideas coming out of higher criticism.
Feb
6
comment How authentic is Codex Sinaiticus?
You're free to believe what you want, but you should be aware that your opinion is incredibly uncommon among Christian scholars going back at least to St. Augustine.
Feb
6
comment How authentic is Codex Sinaiticus?
@Mawia: I just mean that according to most scholars, the author of Matthew used a written copy of Mark as the source for about half of the material of his gospel. (According to a minority of scholars, the copying goes the other way.) Thus the "original" of half of the material in Matthew is Mark. I mentioned this example, because it's less controversial than say John 21 or Luke 1-2 being later additions to previously existing works. At any rate, this is getting very far afield from the original question.
Feb
5
comment How authentic is Codex Sinaiticus?
To give another example of the trickiness of "original", you might say the original version of Matthew is the Gospel of Mark!
Feb
4
comment How authentic is Codex Sinaiticus?
I'm a little confused about what your question is. I would find it easier to answer if you made your question more precise.
Jan
31
answered Is Luke's “Theophilus” An Actual Person or an Allegorical Person
Jan
26
answered How reliable are the Dead Sea Scrolls as a base to compare against the Masoretic text and the LXX?
Jan
25
answered Based on recent manuscript discoveries, is the LXX more reliable than the MT?
Jan
24
revised Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?
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