Re: [XTalk] Re: Luke's knowledge of Matthew (was:"Infancy Narratives")
On 13 Jan 2002 at 16:05, Rikki E. Watts wrote:
> > I'd be sympathetic with most of your dates, though perhaps a bit
> > late for Luke. But yes, I'd be broadly happy with Matthew in the
> > 80s and Luke later. I think John knew the Synoptics and am not yet
> > convinced that Luke knew John, but a good case is made for it in
> > Mark Matson's recent book (SBL Dissertation series), and also in
> > Barbara Shellard's forthcoming _New Light on Luke_ (Sheffield).
> > Interesting that both also think Luke knew Matt. and Mark.
> Mark, I¹m not familiar with either of these volumes but I wonder if
> what we have here might also be interpreted as evidence of a much more
> broadly based web of relatively common oral tradition?
Having just replied to Rikk on another issue, I am reminded of this
email sitting with many in my pending tray. But, yes, broadly I
agree with you. I've read both Shellard and Matson and neither have
yet convinced me of Luke's literary dependence on John. I think
Lucan knowledge of Johannine traditions is a live possibility. But
Matson and Shellard both make very interesting cases and are worth
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