RE: [Synoptic-L] essential similarity of Mark and synoptics
There is certainly no way to proceed from here. Thanks for your investment in the dialog.
Rev. Chuck Jones
--- On Fri, 1/30/09, Matson, Mark (Academic) <MAMatson@...> wrote:
From: Matson, Mark (Academic) <MAMatson@...>
Subject: RE: [Synoptic-L] essential similarity of Mark and synoptics
Date: Friday, January 30, 2009, 4:04 PM
Actually I don't think that these features appear at all in the three gospels. The issue of linkage of secrecy and insider/outsider issues, especially as central the gospel's message, is not present in Luke or Matthew. The complex linkage of events in Luke is not in Matthew (and absent completely in Mark). The way the cleansing motif is presented, with intercalation and recurring motifs of prediction, is not in the others.
So I don't see your conclusion at all.
And that is my point. We don't have "brief, stand-alone episodes" as common feature. WE have complex narratives with very different approaches.
Which, by the way is pretty much what Bruce Brooks is saying in a parallel discussion.
Chuck Jones wrote
> You offer excellent examples of the redactional work of the
> gospellers. I agree with your analysis. Since the phenomena you
> demonstrate appear in Mt, Mk and Lk, aren't you making my argument for
> me--all three have been built/written the same way?
> It seems to me that our only difference is your reluctance to note the
> fact (it's not an interpretation, just an observation) that these
> narratives, wider contexts, and themes are comprised of collections of
> brief, stand-alone episodes.
Mark A. Matson
http://www.milligan .edu/administrat ive/mmatson/ personal. htm
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