Re: [Synoptic-L] Has Goulder sunk Q?
- On 23 Jul 99, at 22:37, Ron Price wrote:
> Mark Goodacre has recently brought the following on-line document to our2SH?
> attention: http://www.colby.edu/rel/2gh/mcnicols.htm
> A linguistic test was carried out on two passages.
> With respect to Matt 3:1-12//Luke 3:1-9; 15-17 the conclusion was that
> the direction of dependency is "strongly in favor of Luke using Matthew".
> With respect to Matt 11:2-19//Luke 17:18-35; 16:16 the conclusion was
> that the 6 to 4 balance was "mildly in favor of Luke's dependence upon
> Matthew" and "problematic for Goulder's thesis".
> Please note that in my posting "Q plus Matthew" (12 Jun 1999) I
> posited that Matthew was Luke's source for Luke 1:1-4:13, and Sayings-Q
> was Luke's source for Luke 9:57-17:37.
> This fits the above conclusions better than any other synoptic
> How many more pieces of evidence do I have to unearth before you folk
> start taking the 3SH as the most serious threat to the predominant
What McNicol was doing was to attempt to see whether my results in
_Goulder and the Gospels_, Chapter 2 would have come out the
same way if one used different criteria, specifically Collison's and
Tevis's criteria favoured by contemporary Griesbachian scholars. He
deliberately chose the two passages that I had isolated for special
comment at the end of the chapter and came up with roughly similar
results. If you wanted to base anything on this kind of vocabulary
study, you would need to base it on the entirety of my results in that
chapter (or re-do all the QC words using Collison & Tevis) and not
just on those two passages. But I think that the study, as I have
indicated before on the list, only really has value in the testing
Goulder's hypothesis, for which it was devised. I do not think that it
transfers easily to the testing of other hypotheses.
Dr Mark Goodacre mailto:M.S.Goodacre@...
Dept of Theology tel: +44 121 414 7512
University of Birmingham fax: +44 121 414 6866
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