Re: [Synoptic-L] "un-Judaizing"?
- Maluflen@... wrote:
>I believe that Matthew is dependent on Mark. I dont really see any
> 1. Mark and Matthew are not just any two gospels, they are gospels that most
> think are genetically related (and by direct descent, in one direction or
> another). This makes it more difficult that the one, a gentile gospel, would
> have been so literally taken over into a Jewish gospel as much of Mark is
> into Matthew on the 2 SH.
difficulty with supposing that the more Jewish Matthew could have used
the more gentile Mark. Why is this more problematic than supposing that
a gentile Gospel used a Jewish Gospel (i.e., is not problematic at all)?
> 2. In spite of the fact that Mark is gentile-Christian in interest and inAlthough I believe that Mark precedes Matthew, I have always had
> framework, there are numerous passages in Mark that were clearly framed and
> composed within a thoroughly Jewish ambiance. It is difficult to imagine,
> e.g., that the original author of the story of the transfiguration was a
> gentile, or even a Jew without Jewish interests or strong Jewish background.
problems with the notion that Mark was the one who originally strung the
pearls on the string. I see many signs that Mark has wrecked a
narrative that once cohered better than it does now.
> If I read you correctly here, you are arguing against a direct literaryIm sorry to confuse you (and probably others). By my reference to the
> relationship between Mark and Matthew, and thus insulating yourself against
> much of my previous comment. Have I understood you correctly? And if so, how
> do you think the two Gospels actually relate?
discussion about travel and communication, I intended to reinvoke the
question to which that discussion was originally attached (the universal
dissemination of a new writing), and not to the question of Matthews
relationship to Mark. I was simply using this opportunity to write an
opinion that I should have posted a month ago. As I stated above, I
believe Matthew used Mark.
John C. Poirier