Re: Q and Papias
Stephen Carlson wrote:
> Another possibility is scribal harmonization, though the textual evidence
> is meager. Do we have good 2nd and 3rd century witness for the nearly
> identical passages in Mt and Lk?
Actually, we have very good evidence for the textual development
of the gospels in the 2d-3d century. There certainly was some scribal
harmonization to synoptic parallels but not at all of the magnitude required
to explain the commonalities found in Mt-Lk. Matthew and Luke are among
the best attested of NT books.
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