Markan non-primitivity & the FT
- Ron: Fleddermann confidently asserts that Mark is always secondary to Q
in overlap texts.
Dave: I read quite a bit of this book, maybe all of it at one point or
another. Very often he slips into showing that the Q version *could*
have been first in a particular case. But I'd be willing to allow the
possibility without argument. He often fails (in my opinion) to show
that Q is probably first. I also recall that I disagreed with his
assumptions at points. For some passages he does succeed (in my view) in
showing the Q version to be more probably the earlier, but given the
uncertain nature of these arguments, that could be consistent with
Markian priority as well. In addition, where I judge he does succeed, I
tend to think we are dealing with a late interpolation in Mark.
Of course, since I'm not providing argument for my view, I don't expect
this to influence anyone else. That was just my take on it.
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