- In these early days of Synoptic-L, we ought perhaps to be thinking
about how we might use the list to help one another in our
research and publications. One thing that I would find valuable
would be to hear of any new material that contributors would like to
recommend, either by themselves or others. Perhaps ultimately we
could get together an on-line Synoptic bibliography, one of the great
values of which would be that it could be constantly updated -- a
really useful research tool for the future.
In relation to this, let me announce a new book -- I have just
received my (review) copy of Kim Paffenroth's *The Story of Jesus
According to L* (JSNTSup, 147; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press,
1997). Paffenroth's book is a version of his doctoral dissertation
from the University of Notre Dame and investigates the existence of
the 'L' source in Luke, first by looking at the history of the
question (Chapter 1), then attempting to limit the material
considered (Chapter 2), and then analysing the remaining material for
vocabulary and style (Chapter 3), 'Formal Characteristics' (Chapter
4) and 'Content' (Chapter 5). The book concludes with 'a
presentation of L as I have reconstructed it'.
For your interest,
Dr Mark Goodacre M.S.Goodacre@...
Dept of Theology, University of Birmingham