Re: Q and Papias

On Sat, 29 Oct 1994, Larry Swain wrote:

> On the other hand if you take 
> those glasses off and posit another theory, such as Farmer-Griesbach, 
> then it becomes Mark who has "improved" Matthew. 

That does not seem likely in view of the crudity of Mark's language and
the implications of some of his terms--one has to explain why Mark would
choose less elegant and in some cases more embarassing language; but it makes
sense if one views it as Matthew's "upgrading" of Mark.


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