Storr (1786), the proto-Farrerite
- Following a tip in Farmer's SYNOPTIC PROBLEM ("Marsh then notes that this
[scil. successive dependence] limits the investigator to six possible cases.
Thereupon he lists the six cases and cites names of scholars who defend
each case." p.12), I decided to look up Herbert Marsh's dissertation on
the origins of the three first gospels (1801) to determine who, if anyone,
advocated a Farrer-type hypothesis in the earliest decades of the modern
consideration of the synoptic problem.
The first of the six possible configurations that Marsh listed is the
Farrer Hypothesis, that Matthew used Mark, and Luke used both Matthew
and Mark. The only critic Marsh listed in support of this configuration
is "partly by Storr". Marsh stated that Storr affirmed that Matthew
and Luke used Mark, but was undecided whether Luke used Matthew or
whether the translator of Matthew used Luke. I am concerned about the
latter option because it suggests that Storr's Matthew and/or Mark was
not a Greek document, which places Storr further afield from the FH.
Therefore, can anyone having access to Gottlob Christian Storr, Über
den Zweck der evangelischen Geschichte und der Briefe Johannis, Tübingen
(1786), pp.274ff, 287ff. confirm or deny Marsh's description of Storr's
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