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by Ken Olson
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?” ...
Replies: 13
Views: 3950

Re: “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?” ...

But the more I think about it the more it seems to me that in both versions, Matthew's and Luke's, is an invisible elephant in the room – the word “Prophesy!“ ... This was an interesting review of the issues surrounding the striking agreement of Matthew and Luke against Mark in "Who is it that stru...
by Ken Olson
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 33
Views: 18973

Re: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem

What is clear is that one can remove both the distinctively Matthean material and the decidedly Marcan material from Matthew's version and be left with a complete parable in its own right: one that is basically a mild rewrite of Luke's parable. One cannot, however, remove the Lucan material and be ...
by Ken Olson
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 33
Views: 18973

Re: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem

In the concrete, however, there is at least one point at which I believe Luke's version is pretty clearly more original than Matthew's, granted the rest of my arguments. Matthew has changed individual servants in Mark's parable of the tenants to groups of servants in his own rendition of that parab...
by Ken Olson
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 33
Views: 18973

Re: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem

Though, actually, one of the problems with Goodacre's fatigue paper is that he doesn't provide a definition of fatigue, it has to be inferred from his descriptions of what he's looking at in his examples. In “The Synoptic Problem” (linked to) Mark Goodacre when talking about editorial fatigue with ...
by Ken Olson
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 33
Views: 18973

Re: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem

Paul Foster has argued that Matthew's uses of "kingdom of God" at Matt 12.28; 19.24; 21.31,43 should count as fatigue because Matthew generally prefers "kingdom of heaven" (32 times) and suggests Matthew has lapsed in these few cases [Is it Possible to Dispense with Q NovT 2003)] This looks little ...
by Ken Olson
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 33
Views: 18973

Re: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem

Ben, I'm going to give an alternative synopsis (based on my SBL handout) for the Parables of the Wicked Tenants (using Matthew's version rather than Mark's), Wedding Banquet and Great Dinner. Hopefully I'll get around to commenting on it tomorrow. Matt 21.33-41 Matt 22.1-10 Luke 14.16-24 33‘Listen t...
by Ken Olson
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 33
Views: 18973

Re: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem

Ben Smith wrote: It is not the purest example of fatigue one may find, but the fact that Matthew 22.7 has the king in the parable of the wedding feast actually destroying a city in the middle of inviting people to his feast, and the feast is apparently still there after the war, indicates to me that...
by Ken Olson
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 33
Views: 18973

Re: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem

Paul Foster has argued that Matthew's uses of "kingdom of God" at Matt 12.28; 19.24; 21.31,43 should count as fatigue because Matthew generally prefers "kingdom of heaven" (32 times) and suggests Matthew has lapsed in these few cases [Is it Possible to Dispense with Q NovT 2003)] This looks very lit...
by Ken Olson
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 33
Views: 18973

Re: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem

It's legal. Here's the companion web site: http://www.markgoodacre.org/maze/ Welcome to the companion site for The Synoptic Problem: A Way Through the Maze. This book first appeared in print in 2001 in Sheffield Academic Press's "Biblical Seminar" series. It was reissued by T and T Clark in 2004 in ...
by Ken Olson
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Titles of the gospels
Replies: 26
Views: 14249

Re: Titles of the gospels

By "follow this pattern" I was not even really claiming that the gospel titles were deliberately modeled upon the Greek version titles, though that phrase can certainly be read that way. Rather, the point of view in using κατά strikes me as similar, since there are far more common ways to express t...