6639Re: [Synoptic-L] CD of color-coded synopsis
- Aug 7, 2001Brian,
I have interleaved some responses below.
Quoting "Brian E. Wilson" <brian@...>:
> David B. Peabody wrote --Thank you. Tom and I look forward to critical responses to this work,
> >Since we are publishing a new and improved version of this synopsis
> >with Trinity Press International this fall, we are not allowed to
> >display the newer version on the WEB. However, this new Markan Synopsis
> >on CD-ROM is advertised in the fall 2001 Trinity catalog to sell for $
> >30.00. We, therefore, do not expect that this price will prohibit
> >anyone from purchasing and utilizing this new software.
> Congratulations in advance to yourself and Tom Longstaff.
particularly from persons like yourself who have done some serious thinking about
the Synoptic Problem and the making of synopses. Certainly we would hope that the
membership of Synoptic-L would have some interest in what Tom and I have
> What name is the work given in the catalog of Trinity PressThe title of this synopsis, as indicated on page 6 of the fall 2001 Trinity Press
> International, please?
International catalog, is "A Synopsis of Mark. A Synopsis of the First Three
Gospels Showing the Parallels to the Markan Text.
> Would you be prepared to say in what sense you see the work as a "MarkanThis synopsis is Markan in the sense that we have utilized the running text of
the whole of Mark as the "lead gospel," if you will. Hopefully, next to this
running text of Mark, we have displayed all of the contextual parallels to Mark
and quite a few, if not all, of the non-contextual, verbal parallels, as well.
For instance, in one pericope, we utilized nine columns to display all of what we
would consider to be the relevant evidence.
This synopsis may, therefore, primarily be described as "Markan" because we have
not yet included in it the complete texts of Matthew and Luke, only those
passages in Mt and Lk that relate, sometimes even rather "loosely," to a parallel
in Mark. As soon as we can complete the work, we will offer an "upgrade" to this
synopsis in which the entirety of the texts of Matthew and Luke will be included.
Nevertheless, even in its current form, we have already included a considerable
amount of material common to Matthew and Luke that is not also found in Mark.
Such material appears, or instance, in passages that some advocates of the Two
Document Hypothesis would label "Mark-Q overlaps".
This synopsis was also constructed for the primary purpose of illustrating the
argumentation made in *One Gospel From Two. Mark's Use of Matthew and Luke.* This
form of the synopsis is, therefore, also "Markan" because that book focuses on
the composition of Mark.
This forthcoming volume is also advertised on page 6 in the fall 2001 TPI
catalog. In the book we say that our "ideal reader" will have our electronic
color-coded synopsis open as he or she reads this book. Such, at least, are the
hopes of this forthcoming volume's co-authors, Lamar Cope, editor, David L.
Dungan, William R. Farmer+, Thomas R. W. Longstaff, Allan J. McNicol, editor,
David B. Peabody, lead editor, and Philip L. Shuler.
Unfortunately, this book will not now be published as soon as the synopsis, which
should be available for purchase for the first time at the Annual Meeting of the
SBL in Denver, November 2001 and from TPI, of course, anytime thereafter. The
book will appear as soon as possible after that, now probably sometime in the
spring or summer of 2002.
> Am I right that in your country a printed synopsis with no colors wouldYes. For instance, Aland's Greek synopsis is currently listed for sale at $ 69.99
> cost more than $30?
in the on-line catalog for the American Bible Society.
Synopsis Quattuor Evangeliorum. Greek Synopsis of the 4 Gospels - K. Aland,
editor. The Nestle-Aland 26th edition text, with full critical apparatus and
parallels from the apocryphal Gospels and Patristic sources. Key to sigla. GBS,
Stuttgart, 1990 14th revised edition, 4th printing. Cloth, 27 x 22 cm., xxxii,
Since the same volume is distributed world-wide, it has the same large pages you
note as characterizing printed, black and white, synopses available in the UK
(cf. Bernard Orchard's synopsis). Of course, Aland's synopsis also includes the
Gospel of John, a rich collection of annotations relating to textual variants, a
complete text of the Gospel of Thomas, excerpts in Greek from Patristic texts
relating to the gospels, etc. It is certainly worth its price.
However, I understand that all texts of the Bible distributed by the American
Bible Society, including Aland's synopsis, are subsidized. That is, the buyer
does not pay the total cost of the publication of text of the Bible or "portions"
of it. Handbooks on the Bible or parts of it or commentaries on the Bible,
however, even if extensive amounts of Biblical text are quoted, are not
> Printed synopses tend to be on the more expensiveAs you have quoted me above, Tom and I would agree and hope that cost will not
> side in the UK because of their large pages. The price of the CD is
> surely very reasonable.
prohibit anyone from using this new synopsis.
> I find that I use different synopses for different purposes. Each seemsI also use a variety of synopses for various purposes and, of course, hope that
> to have its own particular advantages. I would want to add your synopsis
> to my collection. I anticipate that your new creation will have its own
> special uses and be widely used and quoted.
> Best wishes,
> BRIAN WILSON
you and others will find a place for this new synopsis in whatever collection of
tools or aids for the study of the gospels you may have.
David Barrett Peabody
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