6629Re: [Synoptic-L] the failure of color coding
- Aug 5, 2001At 02:45 PM 8/5/01 +0100, Brian E. Wilson wrote:
>Stephen Carlson wrote --You said this before. It didn't make sense then, and it still does
>>After reading this thread, I have no idea, if any, what the failure of
>>color coding is supposed to be.
>Every color code system fails to code all significant similarities of
>wording between the synoptic gospels.
not make sense now even after being repeated. It might be more helpful
to explain what is meant and address the valid points others brought
up, rather than to repeat oneself in pretty much the identical words.
>W. R. Farmer saw the truth of this, and admitted that it applied to hisIt does not seem valid to generalize Farmer's admission of
leaving "some POSSIBLY significant agreements unmarked"
(emphasis added) in his synopticon to "EVERY color code
system fails to code ALL SIGNIFICANT similarities"
(emphasis added) as asserted and reiterated in this thread.
Farmer's flaw, which was later discovered by Dungan, was
that his attempt to "determine the nature and extent of
the verbatim agreements among the Synoptic Gospels WITHOUT
ANY REFERENCE TO A PARTICULAR SOURCE THEORY" (emphasis
added) is impossible. That, I submit is the problem,
not the color coding.
Therefore, it seems that the imaginary failure of color
coding has no relevance to solving the synoptic problem.
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