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Re: [Synoptic-L] Nickle

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  • Stephen C. Carlson
    ... Oh well, Nickle did cite Farmer s SYNOPTIC PROBLEM after all. ... Stephen Carlson -- Stephen C. Carlson
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 7, 2003
      At 11:12 AM 1/7/03 -0500, Stephen C. Carlson wrote:
      >On Tue, 07 Jan 2003 10:34:37 -0000 Mark Goodacre <M.S.Goodacre@...>
      >> Happy New Year to all. I'm just working through Keith F. Nickle,
      >> _The Synoptic Gospels: An Introduction_ (Revised and Expanded
      >> Edition; Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2001). I'm disappointed,
      >> though not surprised, to see that its treatment of the Synoptic
      >> Problem is a bit confused:
      >> "Although most scholars today assume the priority of Mark, the thesis
      >> of Matthean priority (Augustine's solution) is occasionally proposed"
      >> (p. 90, with footnote 24 which cites first Farmer and then Butler).
      >While misrepresentation of other's views is unfortunately not uncommon in this
      >field, Farmer was an Augustinian for a brief period of time. If Nickle cited
      >Farmer's "Skeleton in the Closet" article, then it might be technically
      >correct but out-of-date in light of his SYNOPTIC PROBLEM.

      Oh well, Nickle did cite Farmer's SYNOPTIC PROBLEM after all.

      >I suppose the real problem here may be Nickle's wording. Augustine's solution
      >is only one species in the genus of Matthean priority, and it would be
      >misleading to imply that they are the same.

      Stephen Carlson
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