10024RE: [Synoptic-L] Re: [Synoptic-L} Streeter and Matthean apocalyptic
- Mar 6, 2005I've been out of town for a while, so forgive the late response.
At 11:52 AM 2/28/2005 +0000, Jacob Knee wrote:
>I am really grateful. That should be me busy for a bit!David Peabody's list is very good. I would really add only
chapter 6 of John Kloppenborg Verbin, EXCAVATING Q (2000).
>What I'm tentatively suggesting is that scholarship isn't terriblyPart of the problem is that past scholars often approach questions
>interested in the _history_ of interpretation. It's not the past that
>interests them - it's the past's utility for the present.
that are not considered interesting today or adopt premises that
are not adopt today. Another part is that prior to 1881 or so,
scholars were still working with the Textus Receptus as their text,
which means that some interpretive problems we have today simply
didn't exist back then and vice versa.
>Farmer's historical work has the kind of detail that _is_ needed. But, forFarmer's book mainly has two targets in mind: the 2DH and the Griesbach
>example, his chapter on Streeter focuses almost entirely on the minor
>agreements and IMO history interests him in order to explain how the, in his
>view, erroneous 2DH became the predominant theory in his own day. So, his
>history is more or less a cataloguing of error. So to say, 'where did it all
Hypothesis (later to termed the 2GH), which means that the details of
the views of scholars who support other solutions tend to get lost in his
historical overview when those details are not on point with either the
2DH or the 2GH.
As for Farmer's treatment of Streeter, I think he focused correctly on
Streeter's actual contribution in his FOUR GOSPELS (1924) to the 2DH,
which was the disposing of the last set of Minor Agreements (MAs) that
continued to prop up Ur-Markus. Streeter barely argued otherwise for
Markan priority and the arguments he did make were largely fallacious.
>What made me think of this was - in the introduction to 'Oxford Studies'I've found that the various New Testament Introductions published around
>Sanday writes (Page Xxiii) that 'the positions mainly defended by Sir John
>Hawkins and Mr. Streeter are held by a considerable majority of scholars'. I
>immediately thought - is that true - and didn't know where to go to begin to
that time (e.g. A. Juelicher in 1904) to be a useful gauge of contemporary
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