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[XTalk] Re: Disinterested Science

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    ... How are these multiply attested if John (and Mt and Lk) is dependent on Mark? Crossan, for example, insists that John is dependent on Mark (WKJ 100 ff) and
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      "Mahlon H. Smith" wrote:

      > Therefore, as "objective" & "disinterested" a reading of the gospel
      > accounts of Jesus' arrest & execution as we can get is to recognize that
      > four *Christian* -- i.e., partisan -- writers:
      >
      > (a) portray friction between Jesus & *some* Pharisees over observation
      > *one* religious regulation (the sabbath); &
      >
      > (b) portray Jesus as taking action against some merchants &
      > moneychangers in the outer court of the temple; &
      >
      > (c) implicate *certain* Judeans -- which is a more literal rendering of
      > IOUDAIOI than "Jews" -- (the chief priests & temple bureaucracy) in
      > plotting to arrest Jesus; &
      >
      > (d) claim that the chief priests turned Jesus over to Pontius Pilate &
      > demanded his immediate execution.
      >
      > Aside from these four items, no other detail in gospel reports of
      > conflict between Jesus & "Jewish parties" is multiply attested.

      How are these multiply attested if John (and Mt and Lk) is dependent
      on Mark? Crossan, for example, insists that John is dependent on Mark
      (WKJ 100 ff) and I thought you agreed.

      Steve
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