Date: Mon Sep 01 1997 - 08:09:00 EDT
Ward Powers writes on 9/1/97:
> If Mark is first, then Matthew and Luke have each chosen to depart from
> their source on 18 occasions, but a different 18 for each, so that they end
> up with 36 points of difference between their respective accounts. If Mark
> is last, then his sources were two differing accounts (deriving from two
> different eye-witnesses) which he conflates, agreeing first with one and
> then the other on the points where they differ.
Wouldn't this sort of thing be expected if the "original" were oral?
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