Re: [Synoptic-L] The status of Q and (of) the Two-Source Theory
- At 03:07 PM 9/2/2004 +0200, Frides Laméris wrote:
>As long as there are no aprioris build in into the possible literaryI think that Jack Poirier has already pointed that there is a
>(in)dependence, there are chances traces can be found of such a
>relationship between (gospel) texts. Because thusfar however, after almost
>a few hundreds years of critical research, definite results of the
>dependence approach seem to be minimal (who would dare to say: as far as
>proofed certainty is concerned almost nil), the better chances may at last
>be for more traditional approaches which reckon with a minimum of LITERARY
big difference between the fact of some literary interdependence
and the direction of that relationship. I would also dispute the
idea that independence is "more traditional" than dependence,
because Augustine assumed dependence in his discussion of the
agreement of the gospels.
>I wish we had a simple example (one to start with!); describe all theAt my web site, I have enumerated (based on a computer program) a list of
>different approaches; list the different presuppositions; have them rated as
>to their weight, do some more necessary steps, and create the (mathematical)
>formula which gives an evaluation of the (relative) strength(s) and
>weaknes(ses) of all the explanations/approaches!
1488 viable, documentary solutions to the synoptic problem, with 0, 1,
or 2 relevant hypothetical documents. (Independence is not one of them.)
>I was once told in mathematics one tends to go for solutions that areThe hard part is not the software, but devising a formula that can
>most simple and elegant.
>Maybe somebody can also work out some software which could do the
>job sketched above. I'll leave that with pleasure to the (paid) experts!
reasonably evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of the
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