5000RE: [Synoptic-L] Deutro Mk, Proto Lk, LkA, Q, etc. A Common theme?
- Dec 23, 2013
Ron, the diagram on your website shows all three synoptics depending on the “logia [which] was an Aramaic collection of sayings attributed to Jesus,” but I don’t see anywhere anything that suggests that there were also additional written sources (M & L) used by aMt and aLk respectively, e.g. the diagram lacks any such additional sources. You suggest below “that most of the M and L material was composed by aMatt and aLuke respectively,” but you don’t indicated what “composed” means. Do you mean ‘made it all up out of their heads,’ ‘created their own versions of things they had heard,’ ‘took and edited written material,’ or something else? I believe you are saying is that all the sayings material in Mt and Lk come from the logia, and any additional material was invented by aMt and aLk, or ‘created’ out of things they had heard. Is this correct?
One other point. I find it odd that after both aMk and aMt had taken what they wanted to out of the logia, that aLk still found so much that he wanted to add that neither of the others had used. I don’t think that you have explained this (and apologies if you have). Did aLk simply include everything from the logia, while the others had been selective, or was there some other reason?
David Inglis, Lafayette, CA, 94549, USA
David Inglis wrote:
I have no objection to Mk being based on an Aramaic source, but I just don’t see (for example) the so-called M and L material coming from the same place.
Nor do I. The main clues are surely to be found through an examination of an author’s aims and literary style. My view (which I think is in agreement with that of Michael Goulder), is that most of the M and L material was composed by aMatt and aLuke respectively. I also think that aMatt also composed some of the Double Tradition material such as the Temptations, the Centurion's Servant and the Parable of the Talents.
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