RE: [XTalk] Parallelomania
We had a discussion of parallels in the introduction to the following
volume, to which I contributed. How helpful it would be, I'm not sure. But
I'll draw it to your attention.
Evans, Craig A.; Robert L. Webb, and Richard A. Wiebe. _Nag Hammadi Texts
and the Bible: A Synopsis and Index_. New Testament Tools and Studies 18.
Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1993.
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Subject: Re: [XTalk] Parallelomania
Rick Hubbard raises some good issues
with regard to parallels.
The discussion is obviously more geared
to parallels within a set of biblical texts.
So to begin there, it would be worth looking at those studies of Synoptic
parallels which have paid attention to identity of form and sequence in the
On this see
Poirier John C. 2008 'Statistical Studies of the Verbal Agreements and
their Impact on the Synoptic Problem', CBR 7 68-123 On pp.85-87 he notes
Morgenthaler's focus on parallels which are, or are not, identical in form
and sequence (Form und Folge identisch abbrev as FFI). There may be more
discussion in Poirier's article, but this is the place to start.
The list of different types of possible parallel goes wider and the list
Rick Hubbard cites includes parallels with texts from the Hebrew Bible.
Presumably the broader question has to include also other Jewish and
Graeco-Roman texts, (and more).
I can't vouch for the details but I
would be surprised if Gerald Downing's
work of 1985 did not have some discussion of this.
The book may not be easy to track down
but would be worth the effort despite the disarming word "introductory". It
Downing, F. Gerald (Francis Gerald), 1935- Strangely familiar : an
introductory reader to the first century ; to the life and loves, the hopes
and fears, the doubts and certainties of pagans, Jews and Christians / 208p
; Manchester : F. Gerald Downing, 1985.
[Karlsruhe gave a dozen or so hits for UK libraries, but not for German
libraries or LOC.]
Items spun from the new Wetstein project should also touch on this wider
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