Just to keep things real. You keep claiming that you don't engage in personal attacks but the tone of all your posts displays the opposite:
What you don't seem to get is that people like you want this to be about YOU and the opinions YOU LIKE. So you basically go about formulating 'theories' about this or that without looking at the actual evidence - the evidence in this case is the earliest citation of the story - Clement of Alexandria.Stephen,
You are becoming unglued again.
What you consider a 'dump' is in fact me SPENDING THREE DAYS EXAMINING CLEMENT'S EARLIEST CITATION OF THE STORY IN ORDER TO SEE WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM CLEMENT. I know this goes against your normal habit of doggedly defending your narcissistic 'theory' about this or that in early Christianity but I will never stop going back to the sources. Apologies for not playing the game in a narcissistic manner.
In any event what I notice from the pattern in Clement's QDS - again the earliest source for the story - is that what starts out as a Mark vs Matthew homily interestingly the frequency of what we would call 'Lukan' references increases in the later portions of QDS.
By the end of the treatise CLEMENT SEEMS TO ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY CITE LUKE AND JOHN:
I am still working on the first step of understanding Clement's citation of the material. I am wondering whether Clement is indeed citing Luke or another gospel which shares the same material.Matthew 22, 39 QDS 28 § 1 (p.178, l.18) BP1
Luke 10, 29, 30 QDS 28 § 2 (p.178, l.20) BP1 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers.
Luke 10, 37 QDS 28 § 2 (p.178, l.21) BP1, The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
Luke 10, 37 QDS 28 § 4 (p.178, l.31) BP1 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
Luke 10, 30 QDS 28 § 4 (p.178, l.31) BP1 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers.
Matthew 22, 39 QDS 29 § 1 (p.179, l.1) BP1
Matthew 22, 37 QDS 29 § 1 (p.179, l.1) BP1
Luke 10, 33, 35 QDS 29 § 1 (p.179, l.3) BP1, But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
Luke 3, 9 QDS 29 § 3 (p.179, l.9) BP1 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”
Luke 10, 33 QDS 29 § 4 (p.179, l.10) BP1 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
Mark 14, 23, 25 QDS 29 § 4 (p.179, l.10) BP1
Luke 1, 78 QDS 29 § 4 (p.179, l.12) BP1 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
John 14, 15 QDS 29 § 5 (p.179, l.18) BP1
Matthew 7, 21 QDS 29 § 6 (p.179, l.19) BP1
Luke 6, 46 QDS 29 § 6 (p.179, l.21) BP1 Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?
Luke 10, 23, 24 QDS 29 § 6 (p.179, l.22) BP1 Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”
Luke 10, 27 QDS 30 § 1 (p.179, l.24) BP1 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.
Matthew 25, 34 QDS 30 § 2 (p.179, l.27) BP1
Matthew 25, 40 QDS 30 § 2 (p.179, l.27) BP1
Matthew 25, 45 QDS 30 § 5 (p.180, l.4) BP1
Matthew 25, 41 QDS 30 § 5 (p.180, l.4) BP1
Luke 10, 16 QDS 30 § 6 (p.180, l.6) BP1 Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.
Luke 10, 21 QDS 31 § 1 (p.180, l.8) BP1 At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.
Matthew 18, 10 QDS 31 § 1 (p.180, l.9) BP1
Luke 12, 32 QDS 31 § 2 (p.180, l.12) BP1 Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.
Luke 7, 28 QDS 31 § 3 (p.180, l.14) BP1 I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he
Matthew 10, 41, 42 QDS 31 § 4 (p.180, l.16) BP1
Luke 16, 9 QDS 31 § 5 (p.180, l.20) BP1, I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
Luke 6, 30 QDS 31 § 9 (p.181, l.2) BP1 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.
Luke 16, 9 QDS 31 § 9 (p.181, l.5) BP1, I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
Luke 16, 9 QDS 32 § 1 (p.181, l.7) BP1, I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
Luke 15, 9 QDS 32 § 4 (p.181, l.13) BP1, And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’
Luke 16, 9 QDS 32 § 6 (p.181, l.18) BP1 I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
Mark 13, 13 QDS 32 § 6 (p.181, l.21) BP1
Matthew 25, 46 QDS 33 § 3 (p.182, l.4) BP1
Luke 6, 37, 38 QDS 33 § 4 (p.182, l.6) BP1 Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
John 14, 23 QDS 33 § 6 (p.182, l.15) BP1
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John 1, 18 QDS 37 § 1 (p.183, l.32) BP1
Mark 10, 45 QDS 37 § 4 (p.184, l.8) BP1
John 14, 27 QDS 37 § 4 (p.184, l.9) BP1
John 15, 5, 6 QDS 37 § 6 (p.184, l.18) BP1
John 15, 13 QDS 37 § 5 (p.184, l.11) BP1
Luke 15, 7 QDS 39 § 2 (p.185, l.16) BP1 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
Luke 15, 24 QDS 39 § 2 (p.185, l.16) BP1 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
Mark 2, 7 QDS 39 § 5 (p.185, l.25) BP1
Luke 17, 3, 4 QDS 39 § 5 (p.185, l.27) BP1 So watch yourselves. “If your brother or sister[a] sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”
Luke 11, 13 QDS 39 § 6 (p.186, l.1) BP1 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Luke 9, 62 QDS 39 § 6 (p.186, l.5) BP1 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
Luke 12, 58 QDS 40 § 5 (p.187, l.4) BP1 As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled on the way, or your adversary may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.
Luke 11, 8 QDS 42 § 19 (p.191, l.8) BP1 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.
Mark 12, 27 QDS 42 § 20 (p.191, l.10) BP1