[Synoptic-L] Story duality
- Coming back to the web page of Brian Wilson, and reading
an old thread of synoptic list about falsification, I
have some questions about the possibility of testing
When Brian wrote :
# Also, there is considerable duality observable in
# each synoptic gospel. The LTH entails that this
# duality was created by the translator of the Aramaic
# Logia as he produced the Greek Logia.
If I well understand his position, story duality
in synoptic are due to the greek translation that
Matthiew, Mark, and Luke independently modified.
If this theory is right, there is absolutely no reason
that all stories have disapeared from triple tradition :
If Luke works without having heard about Matthew and
Mark, there is no mean for him to cancel all story dualities
that other have kept. So some story duality should remain
in the triple tradition.
I would be glad if you may evaluate this idea : if Brian
is right, then we should find a significant ratio of dual
stories that occur in the triple tradition. Whatever the
other theory you consider, the ratio of dual story should
be very low (multi stage theory) or equal to zero (for
direct dependencies theories), since for this theories,
story duality are due to progressive merging of tradition
along the redaction process.
First question : is this test proposition valid or not ?
Second question : does the ratio of story duality in triple
tradition fit the Logia translation theory ?
PS : according Brian's home page, the Greek Logia contained
both genealogies of Jesus (Mt 1 and Lk 3). Do we have any
kind of old documents, either greek or jew or belonging
to another old or modern civilisation, that present such
a double genealogy, with such differencies and oppositions ?
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