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9831Re: [Synoptic-L] documentary independence

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  • Tim Reynolds
    Sep 21, 2004
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      on 19/9/04 1:39 PM, Joseph Weaks at j.weaks@... wrote:

      > On Sep 19, 2004, at 6:31 AM, Maluflen@... wrote:
      >> ... I would never express what Mark did, except in a moment of
      >> carelessness, as an abbreviated version of Matthew and/or Luke.
      >> Conflation and abbreviation were not what Mark was "doing"; they were
      >> among a number of means used by him to create a Gospel drama suited
      >> for his relatively unsophisticated community of Roman, Gentile
      >> Christians. Another means he used was virtually the opposite of
      >> abbreviation, namely (clearly secondary) expansion and elaboration,
      >> which is found almost throughout Mark -- who achieved brevity, by
      >> comparison to Matthew and Luke, only by omitting large sections of the
      >> well-known teaching of Jesus, which would have slowed down his fast
      >> moving narrative...
      > Of course, this type of historical reconstruction always strikes me as
      > a random apology for how an author can leave out stories for the sake
      > of brevity, while most often expanding the individual traditions
      > themselves. These appeals to hypothetical sociological settings in
      > order to refute evidence internal to the text never strike me as
      > plausible.
      > Joe Weaks
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      > Rev. Joseph A. Weaks
      > Senior Minister, Bethany Christian Church, Dallas
      > Ph.D. (Cand.), Brite Divinity School, Ft. Worth
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