6643[Synoptic-L] the failure of color coding
- Aug 8, 2001Brian Wilson wrote --
>Stephen Carlson replied --
>In my view the synoptic problem is to put forward a hypothesis that
>accounts well for the non-parallelism similarities, as well as for
>the parallelism similarities, between the synoptic gospels.
>Phrased in this manner (though the term "non-parallelism similarity"
>is a bit too infelicitous), the issue may have more relevance to
>the synoptic problem, but it is important to remember that the
>synoptic problem exists in the first place because of the so-called
>"parallelism similarities," without which the so-called "non-
>parallelism similarities" may be insufficient to establish that some
>literary relationship exists between and/or among the synoptics.
I agree with what you say here, including the comment that "non-
parallelism similarity" is a bit too infelicitous. I will try and do
something about that.
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