Re: Q and Papias
On Sat, 29 Oct 1994, Carl W Conrad wrote:
> On 27 Oct 1994, STEVE SCHAPER wrote:
> > Identical? No. Curiously different in wording, while being very similar. The
> > closest analogy I've seen are separate eyewitnesses writing down what they've
> > remembered of a speech or major event.
In many cases the differences in wording can be explained simply as
"Matthew's" improving (in his eyes) or changing a term in Mark that was
found inappropriate or inelegant.