> > A. If you hold to a Mt > Lk theory you are required to affirm that Thomas
> > is dependent on the synoptics.
> Perhaps I misunderstand something, but this statement seems invalid on the
> surface of things. I'm sure Lk used Mt (for some later strata of Lk), and
> at the same time I'm sure GTh represents a separate tradition.
Then I must be addressing myself to those who believe that
Luke used Matthew for virtually all of the not Mark sayings they
have in common and not addressing your particular hypothesis.