Re[2]: 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.
     Mike Thompson

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Subject: Re: Q and Papias
Author:  davidco@nethost.multnomah.lib.or.us at @UCSD
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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