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RE: [Synoptic-L] New Studies in the Synoptic Problem (--more)

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  • Bob Schacht
    Mark, Thanks for your comments on this book. Sounds like a very interesting read. Bob Schacht Northern Arizona University ... [Non-text portions of this
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      Thanks for your comments on this book. Sounds like a very interesting read.

      Bob Schacht
      Northern Arizona University

      At 12:50 PM 8/16/2011, Matson, Mark (Academic) wrote:
      >In addition to what I wrote below, I thought of one other aspect
      >that is important in this volume -- there is an enhanced emphasis on
      >the issue of compositional practice that runs through many of the
      >articles. I saw it in Tuckett's intro article, in Bauckham's
      >article, and of course is the main issue in Derrenbacker, Downing
      >and Kirk's articles. The question of pragmatically how composers
      >used multiple sources, how they memorized, how much verbatim
      >similarities there are in use of various documents... these are
      >critical questions that are being pushed with much more urgency now,
      >and the result is a reexamination of many of the theories based on
      >HOW people actually wrote.
      >So in many ways Downing and Derrenbacker have had a big influence here.
      >Mark A. Matson
      >Academic Dean
      >Milligan College
      > > Bruce, et al:
      > >
      > > I have NOT yet read it all (it's 958 pages of dense reading). I would not
      > > say that there have been any "bolts out of the blue" yet, but I found at
      > > least three articles so far very interesting:
      > >
      > > 1. John Kloppenborg's article on the relationship between synopsis
      > > construction and various hypothesis very interesting. He argues that
      > > there is not really a specific bias in any of the synopses, but does
      > > illustrate a bunch of examples (that I had been unaware of) in which
      > > synopsis construction, especially in ordering and comparing "parallel"
      > > verses is simply problematic. What it does is, at least on the margin,
      > > simply make the whole issue more complicated. Guess that's not a
      > > "definitive" argument, and yet very helpful for thus of us trying to see
      > > the argument from all sides fairly. The key to this article is some
      > > charts, and I had to read it all a couple of times, but very helpful.
      > >
      > > 2. Andrew Gregory's article on "what is literary dependence" does add to,
      > > or problematize, the categories of "literary" and "oral" or "memory."
      > > Very thoughtful discussion that does not land in an "aha" moment, and yet
      > > well worth a number of hours studying.
      > >
      > > 3. And Bauckham's article on John and synoptics relationship was
      > > worthwhile, even as he critiqued my own efforts. Still, a helpful essay
      > > that puts a number of issues into perspective.
      > >
      > > I'm still slugging away, but frankly this does offer some very thoughtful
      > > engagement and perspective.
      > >
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