Thanks for this, Ken. An interesting footnote to this: when Goulder
criticised the coining of the term "Two Gospel Hypothesis", he added
that 'my own theory, which is well-known to the Griesbachians, is
also a Two-Gospel hypothesis, with Mark and Matthew the sources for
Luke. So there are at least two Two-Gospel hypotheses. Griesbach
has been known as the originator of the theory for two centuries, and
his honourable name should be maintained.' ('Luke's Knowledge of
Matthew' in George Strecker, ed., Minor Agreements. Symposium
Göttingen 1991 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1993), pp. 143-60
(p. 143, n. 1).). I think my own feeling, the more I reflect on
this, is that one of the best ways of avoiding polemic is to stick
with the names that the defenders of the hypothesis themselves
prefer, so I use Two-Source, Farrer, Two-Gospel and so on, after what
the defenders of each prefer.
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