If Secret Mark Were Authentic Would that Make the Case for Q Stronger?

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If Secret Mark Were Authentic Would that Make the Case for Q Stronger?

Post by Secret Alias » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:20 pm

Just wondering.
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Re: If Secret Mark Were Authentic Would that Make the Case for Q Stronger?

Post by andrewcriddle » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:10 am

One possible solution to the minor agreements of Matthew and Luke against Mark (emphasised by Q sceptics) is that the version of Mark used by Matthew and Luke differed from canonical Mark. If secret Mark were authentic it might in principle be relevant to this issue.

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Re: If Secret Mark Were Authentic Would that Make the Case for Q Stronger?

Post by Secret Alias » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:36 pm

You earned a thank you in my new book for this and everything else you've done. Highlight of your life I'm sure. But thank you anyway.
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Re: If Secret Mark Were Authentic Would that Make the Case for Q Stronger?

Post by Secret Alias » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:50 am

I think I am going to have to credit Ken Olson too. None of this would have been possible without him. I am sure he will be even more thrilled with this credit.
“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

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