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  • dgentil@sears.com
    Thank you, Steven and John for your help in clarifying things. Dave Gentile Riverside, Illinois Dave is defining categories based on the distribution of
    Message 1 of 36 , May 1 12:04 PM
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      Thank you, Steven and John for your help in clarifying things.

      Dave Gentile
      Riverside, Illinois






      Dave is defining categories based on the distribution of instances
      of a word. Suppose a word is found in a total of 7 instances in
      Mark, 3 of which are directly paralleled in Matthew and 4 are not.
      Suppose furthermore that the same is found a total of 5 instances
      in Matthew, 3 of which are directly paralleled in Mark and the
      remaining two are not directly parallel in Mark.

      Therefore we have:

      a. 4 times (or instances) that the word is found in Mark and not
      directly paralleled in Matthew.
      b. 3 instances of the word that are found in direct parallel in
      both Mark and Matthew.
      c. 2 instances of the word that are found in Matthew but not in
      direct parallel in Mark.

      This basic concept was already explored and explained (with some
      refinements) in the introduction to the Hoffmann-Hieke-Bauer Synoptic
      Concordance. Dave Gentile's explanation made perfect sense to those
      familiar with the HHB Synoptic Concordance, but I can see how more
      precision in terminology may be helpful to those less familiar with
      the Concordance. In particular, the English word "word" is ambiguous
      as to whether an instance or a term.

      All the word count and categorization statistics have been tabulated
      and presented by HHB. What Dave Gentile did was find a way to analyze
      these raw numbers in a new and useful manner.






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    • John Lupia
      Correction. The following reads: 5 Words in B not used by A in any parallel B has with A. (* repetitive with #2).Words in B used not in a parallel narrative
      Message 36 of 36 , May 2 12:51 AM
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        Correction.

        The following reads:
        5 Words in B not used by A in any parallel B has with
        A.
        (* repetitive with #2).Words in B used not in a
        parallel narrative with A, but in a parallel phrase
        with A
        6. Words used in a unique phrase (or clause) or verse
        in B exclusively.
        (11) Words used in a unique phrase (or clause) in B
        exclusively.
        (12) Words used in a unique verse in B exclusively.


        But should be corrected as follows:
        (10) Words that are different between A & B having the
        same subject, but which are not parallel narratives.
        (11) Words in B not used by A in any parallel B has
        with A.
        (* repetitive with #2).Words in B used not in a
        parallel narrative with A, but in a parallel phrase
        with A
        6. Words used in a unique phrase (or clause) or verse
        in B exclusively.
        (12) Words used in a unique phrase (or clause) in B
        exclusively.
        (13) Words used in a unique verse in B exclusively.

        Additional note:

        Consequently, there are thirteen, not twelve
        categories.

        There are two classes of focus dictated by the design
        of the essentially required categories.

        Class 1 comprises a study of narrative parallels and
        non-parallels that show either possible redaction or
        author's style demonstrated in the following twelve
        categories:
        Categories 1, 2, (3), (4), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10),
        (11), (12), (13).

        Class 2 comprises a study of narrative parallels and
        non-parallels that show overlap between Synoptic
        Gospels sharing words and material to escalating
        degrees of verisimilitude demonstrated in the
        following five categories:
        Categories 2, (5), (6), (7), (9).

        Four categories: 2, (6), (7), (9) have dual functions
        since they share words and material that overlap as
        well as demonstrate either possible redaction or
        author's style. Each should be assessed separately.


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