Jesus as the Word
- Dear Leonard,
You wrote to Peter (3-04-02):
>4. John's text can easily be explained as based on Matt 10:40, or on theI would be interested to hear your arguments because I see no reason for the Johannine text to dependent on Matthews text.
>tradition that lies behind this text. It is always very difficult to
>demonstrate to everyone's satisfaction that John is using the Synoptics
>because he does so in a manner that is even freer than the way in which Luke
>uses Matt. It is my hunch that John does know the Synoptic texts, but it can
>never be more than a hunch, I guess.
Generally I advocate Johannine independence. But of cours this has to be shown bit by bit.
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