## Re: [Synoptic-L] Another attempt at explanation

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• ... I m trying to understand the source of your confusion. Perhaps if I cast my understanding of the confusion into other terms than have been used to date,
Message 1 of 36 , May 1 1:04 PM
> I stick with my original observation since if "dog" is
> in A and not in B then your second proposition must be
> false since "dog" is not in B and now you say it is.
> Being common or uncommon in this case is irrelevant.
> The fact is if "dog" is found in A common or not it
> is still in A and not in B. Yet you contradict this
> in your second proposition saying that "dog" is found
> in B when at first you say it is not.

I'm trying to understand the source of your confusion.
Perhaps if I cast my understanding of the confusion
into other terms than have been used to date, the confusion
will clear up. Or maybe I'll just muddy the waters more.

I think the problem is in the use of the word "word". We can
use it to mean a specific instance of a semantic unit, or
we can use the word in one or more generic senses.

Take the following to sentences:
(a) The fox jumps over the dog.
(b) The dog jumps over the fox.

The word "dog" appears in both sentences. This is a generic
use of the word "dog". However there are two specific
instances of the word dog here. Instance 1 occurs in (b),
but not (a), and instance 2 occurs in (a), but not (b). In
contrast the generic word "jumps" occurs in both, and
there is only one instance of the word "jumps", which
occurs in both.

Does this help clear anything up.

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beliefs are accurately reflected in these different stages, betokens
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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
Message 36 of 36 , May 2 12:51 AM
Correction.

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.

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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