11379Re: [XTalk] Jesus, James et al and Their Observant Parents
- Nov 2, 2002Bill Foley wrote:
>Of course, the others of the four have rather fundamental and seeminlyBill,
>blatant contradictions of Mark that evidently did not seem to matter in this
So do you think that, say, Matthew was completely uninhibited in his
rewriting of Mark?
If so, then why did he merely shift the implied greed from James and
John to their mother (Mt 20:20ff.) rather than replace the request for
special places in the kingdom by something much more honourable? Why
didn't Matthew, who obviously had such a high regard for Peter (Mt
16:15-19), omit the story of Peter's denial altogether?
The fact is that some contradictions are more major and more blatant
than others. There was surely some limit beyond which Matthew was not
prepared to go.
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