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If Mark was dependent on Luke, then why would Mark exclude the Q material from Luke?

If Mark had access to Luke, and his edition of Luke already included the so-called "Q material," how can we reasonably explain his failure to include that material in his Gospel? My question ...
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Matthew's Use of Luke? [duplicate]

Does anyone know of any critical scholars who argue for Matthew's use of Luke? I think I recall Hengel once argued this, but I do not know where. This is an option that hardly anyone even considers in ...
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This question is not what does "I am" mean in Mark 14:62, but is the meaning of it affected by Luke 22:70?

Mark 14:61-62 "Again the high priest asked him, 'Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?' 62 And Jesus said, 'I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and ...
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How Can You Tell that a Text a "Translates Beautifully into Hebrew"? How does this apply to the Synoptic Problem?

This answer about possible Lukan-priority of the gospel accounts uses as a major piece of evidence that it "Translates Beautifully into Hebrew". Is this a (semi-)objective approach that ...
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What exactly does it mean for a soul to be destroyed in gehenna? Matthew 10:28

Matthew 10:28 `And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna. (YLT) And do not be afraid of ...
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What makes scholars think there were one or two discrete gospel sources and not many indistinct ones?

My only knowledge of popular solutions to the synoptic problem comes from Wikipedia, where they all have non-canonical gospel sources numbering about one or two (or sometimes just zero). Not many ...
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Why does Matthew soften hard statements from Mark?

For example, in Mark 10:18 Mark says: "Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked him. "No one is good except God alone." (CSB) But in Matthew 19:17: "Why do you ask me about ...
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What evidence is there that Mark could have been dependent upon Luke?

There are approximately 106 pericopes shared by Mark & Luke (see Synoptic Abstract by Tyson & Longstaff). Most hold to the view that this shared material - and the frequency of its common ...
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Could the Gospel of Matthew be dependent on Luke's Gospel?

Why is it that a possible Gospel dependency order of Mark-Luke-Matthew without requiring 'Q' is considered particularly unlikely, when compared to other possible solutions to the synoptic problem? Do ...
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Are there any authorities who have argued for the literary independence of the Synoptic Gospels?

Which scholars, historical figures, or churches have argued that the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) were all written independently without access to any of the other gospels? What ...
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What are the arguments in favor of Markan priority?

The synoptic problem refers to scholars' attempts to understand the relationship among the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke (known as the synoptic gospels because they have so much material in ...
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What are the arguments in favor of Matthean Priority?

Closely Related: - What are the arguments in favor of Markan priority? - What are the arguments against Marcan Priority? The synoptic problem refers to scholars' attempts to understand the ...
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