Re: [John_Lit] Another Luke-John Connection
- And thank you, Paul, for your kind words.
My reason for presuming a Luke > John flow of influence here is because
that is what I found in the case of Luke and John's Lazarus and
Mary-Martha texts in the short paper I referenced in my post. If you
would care to read it, here is a link:
There I present the case for Luke > John directionality in the Lazarus
texts on analysis of literary features alone. It seemed to me that
John's "five brothers" and his redundant "brother/sister" themes posed a
much higher probability of development from Luke to John than
vice-versa - see pages 7-9. My first impression is that the Luke-John
connection here in their respective 2nd chapters is very similar to that
Lazarus connection, both based on common characters and both somewhat
covert, and because John's raising of Lazarus replaces somewhat the role
of the Synoptic cleansing of the temple, which in turn John moves to
this position here in chapter 2.
I'm painfully aware however that assertions of directionality can't rest
on an isolated text or two, but must be based on systematic analysis. I
agree there is a special relationship between Luke and John. I do not
agree with Cribbs that Luke was influenced by John, but I'm not prepared
to refute his well-argued position. Yet.
Thanks again for the discussion.
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<mailto:email@example.com> , Paul Anderson
> Thanks, Keith, for this thoughtful analysis of the Johannine-Lukan
> Do you have any strong reason to argue that the contacts imply John's
> familiarity with Luke instead of Luke's familiarity with John?
> If Luke used Mark (as we would most likely agree), and given that so
> Luke's most characteristic themes are missing from John, it seemsstronger
> to infer that Luke's additions to Mark that have Johannine echoesimply
> Luke's familiarity with the Johannine tradition.went the
> So, why could not the same evidence bolster a view that the contact
> other direction?[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Much appreciated!
> Paul Anderson
> George Fox University