6626Re: [Synoptic-L] the failure of color coding
- Aug 4, 2001After reading this thread, I have no idea, if any, what the
failure of color coding is supposed to be. The purpose of
color coding is to indicate the words and lemmata that are
the same in two or more parallel traditions. Once there is
an agreement that two passages are to be color-coded with
respect to one another, then there is no difficulty and no
failure in color coding.
This necessarily presupposes some notion that the traditions
are indeed parallel. Since different people have different
standards for determining this, usually while being informed
by a particular source theory, it is not surprising that
different color coders will produce different results.
Back to Dungan's notion that synopses are biased, one of the
ways that synopses are biased is in the identification of
parallel traditions and the primacy one gives to which of
many possibles parallels and non-parallels. This problem
exists prior to the color coding exercise.
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