Re: [Synoptic-L] Osborne in Rethinking
- A couple more questions from _Rethinking_. First, Osborne again on
"It is said by Griesbach supporters that it is more likely that Mark
collated Matthew and Luke than that they had by chance adopted
different aspects of the redundancy. but Mark has many such
redundant expressions (213 in all), and it seems a feature of his
style more than a collation of his sources."
Should "collated" and "collation" be "conflated" and "conflation"?
Second, from the same volume, Scot McKnight, pp. 67-8:
"Streeter and other Synoptic-porblem scholars think that you can't
understand a text accurately unless you know its context and its
tradition history. The narrative critics think that the text *is*
the context. This, I believe, is a mistake, but it surely makes
learning scholarship easier: you don't have to read the old books,
because they mistakenly believed that texts don't have contexts;
rather they have textual clues, and if you read carefully (which
means following the latest trend of narrative criticism), you will
see all you need to see. And if we look hard enough, once again, we
will find the *Angst*." (emphasis original).
In the middle of the quotation: "they [viz. Streeter et al]
mistakenly believed that texts don't have contexts". Should the
"don't" be "do"? I can't make sense of this caricature without that,
or am I misunderstanding McKnight?
On the substance of this, though, I'm also puzzled. What evidence is
there that narrative-critics are uninterested in a text's context,
tradition history etc.? One of the first names that comes to my mind
when I think of contemporary narrative critics is Mark Allan Powell
and he, as much as anyone else, gives the strong impression that
narrative criticism can function alongside historical-critical work;
indeed his most recent publications are on the Historical Jesus. I
think the polemic misplaced, but perhaps I misunderstand.
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- In a message dated 3/11/2003 8:27:12 PM Pacific Standard Time, jlupia2@... writes:
Oui, Larry, vous êtes certainement correct.
Cela veut dire: vous avez certainement raison!