Re: Q and Papias
Alternatively, Mark may have seen no need to repeat what Matthew had
already written. One of Mark's objectives seems to have been brevity
so a LOT of material was left out. I don't think the fact that
because a pericope of group of pericopes is in or out of a particular
gospel is a sign of anything other than that the author carefully
chose his material to fit his own particular purpose.
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Subject: Re: Q and Papias
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Date: 10/27/94 11:31 AM
On Thu, 27 Oct 1994 Michael_Thompson@housing.ucsd.edu wrote:
> I agree and go a step further. I may be naive, but I feel that
> assumption of a Matthean priority in the writing of the gospels goes a
> long way to plugging a lot of the Q holes (as it were). I believe
> that is Farmer's position isn't it?
Does no one have a problem with the "birth story" tacked on to the
beginning of Matthew? The "core" text of Matthew begins exactly where
Mark begins--with the appearance of John the Baptist. Whatever one's view of
the nature of Q, the lack of such a birth story in Mark would seem further
evidence of Mark's priority--as is, possibly, the lack of a genuine
"resurrection" postscript in Mark.
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