Leonard Maluf wrote:
> I don't know who started it, but I do hope we have seen the last for a
>while of discourse on auditory piracy. I think it is an extremely unpromising
>avenue to pursue, especially as an explanation for the gospels of Matthew and
>Luke, understood as deriving from a presumed "heard" Mark. The authors of both
>these Gospels are manifestly persons who had intimate, hands-on familiarity
>with numerous books, and it is unlikely in the extreme that, even in the (also
>unlikely) event that the Gospel of Mark already existed when they wrote, they
>were reduced to the exigency of picking up what they could of it from random
>auditory events. The theory simply doesn't merit the further exercise of our
>collective mental resources, in my never-too-humble view. Requiescat in pace.
>By the way, happy New Year, everyone!
AMEN to each and everyone of those words of wisdom!