[XTalk] Re: Disinterested Science
- "Mahlon H. Smith" wrote:
> Therefore, as "objective" & "disinterested" a reading of the gospelHow are these multiply attested if John (and Mt and Lk) is dependent
> 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.
on Mark? Crossan, for example, insists that John is dependent on Mark
(WKJ 100 ff) and I thought you agreed.