## 4850RE: [Synoptic-L] How many verses in the Songerguts, Triple or Double Traditions, etc.

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• May 10, 2013
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Rick, verses is just a (somewhat crude) measure of the size of the different ‘sections’ of the synoptics, that I can use to calculate the average number of verses per variant (or variation unit) in the verses unique to Lk, and, for example, compare that number to the average for the verses common to Mt/Mk/Lk. The absolute values don’t matter here, because what I’m looking for is differences. If I find approximately the same value for all the different sections then there’s likely to be no point in drilling down to get more accurate numbers, and I’ve saved myself some time and effort. However, if there are any significant differences then I need to get more accurate numbers for the ‘size,’ and do the comparisons again (I also want to look at the number of variants per variation unit in each of the sections). Then, supposing I find a greater frequency of variation units (and/or variants per variation unit) in the verses unique to Lk than in any of the other ‘sections,’ I’ve got a phenomenon that needs an explanation, and at that point I most likely need as much detail on all the variants as I can get. However, that’s still in the future, and at the moment I’m just trying to see if such a phenomenon even exists.

David Inglis, Lafayette, CA, 94549, USA

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Subject: Re: [Synoptic-L] How many verses in the Songerguts, Triple or Double Traditions, etc.

Just curious David, but what is it that "verses" relate to?

Clauses (properly identified) seem to have more potential value.
Just a thought....

Regards,

Rick

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On May 10, 2013, at 2:10 PM, "David Inglis" <davidinglis2@... <mailto:davidinglis2%40comcast.net> > wrote:

> So far, such replies as I have seen (thank you) concentrate on word counts. These will, of course, vary depending on
> which variants are or are not counted, and so there really is no single answer. However, for my purposes word counts are
> (at the moment at least) taking me down into detail I don't need, and so for now I'm concentrating just on verses. If
> this proves unsatisfactory, I'm going to drop down to clauses (I think). Anyway, for now these are the verse counts
> (round numbers) I'm using for Luke, and if anyone cares to comment or suggest other numbers, I'm all ears (or eyes!):
>
> Total Luke: 1150
>
> Unique to Luke: 550
>
> Luke/Matthew only: 200
>
> Luke/Mark only: 70
>
> Luke/Matthew/Mark: 330
>
> David Inglis, Lafayette, CA, 94549, USA

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