[Synoptic-L] Re: Who made copies of Mark (was RE: A discussion of the different endings of Mark)
> I apologize. If you were referring to pericopes in Mk and MtNo problem. The nature of these sorts of discussions is
> but not Lk, then I probably didn't read your post closely enough.
> However, as I believe that Luke used Mt as one of his sources,
> then for me the reason for Lk omitting them has nothing to do
> with them not being present in whatever version of Mk that Luke
> had access to. However, what that reason is, I don't know, and
> it entails getting inside the mind of Luke to figure it out.
to make off-the-cuff responses -- I think we've both been
guilty of that now. :-)
To my mind, the great omission, as one poster has referred
to this block, is just more evidence that Lk did not know
> I also think that in the early days many people would favor the versionBut wasn't Lk also written in Rome?
> written for them, so that Roman Christians would copy Mk even though
> Mt and Lk contain much more material and are (in our minds) superior
> as a result.
Another factor may come in to play in the 60's and 70's. Lk and Mt
were newer and so initially resources would have been diverted
from making copies of Mk to making copies of Lk and Mt, at
least until some degree of parity was achieved. The resulting being
a population of Mk manuscripts aging while Lk and Mt manuscript
population would of necessity be younger.
> I think we just interpret the evidence differently.Agreed. The real problem being the meagerness of the evidence.
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"The blithe 'reconstruction' not only of Q, not only of its different
stages of composition, but even of complete communities whose
beliefs are accurately reflected in these different stages, betokens
a naive willingness to believe in anything as long as it is nothing
like Mark (let alone Paul)." N. T. Wright
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