Re: [Synoptic-L] Clement & Origen on the order of the Synoptics
- Dr. Carlson,
The biggest snag in this auditory piracy model Im flogging was Clements
statement (and who should know better?) that the genealogy gospels were
written before Mk. If, however, your reading of PROGEGRAFQAI is correct,
the problem dissolves.
This reading also brings you into line, independently of anything else, with
the AP model overall:
> It is interesting to me, at least, that Clement's passage exhibitsIn early days that audience was limited, according to Smiths Clement
> the same kind of concerns as Irenaeus and a desire to explain away
> the limited publication of the gospel of Mark (e.g. Mark is just
> Peter's public teaching, etc.). If Mark indeed was only published
> to a limited extent, this could explain why we see so little of
> Mark in the extant manuscripts.
> This would also require some nuancing of Bauckham's "Gospel for all
> Christians" proposal. Matthew and Luke and perhaps John are still
> gospels for all Christians, but Mark may have had a limited audience.
letter, to the advanced Catechumens to whom it was read annually, these
readings providing the only access to the text.