Whoops! You're right, sorryStuart wrote: ↑Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:37 am mlinssen,
You have not defined the audience, just listed a few differences (we all see those) in the narrative without really tying them to any theological camp or system. And no explanation of where they came from.
The question was who was this directed, and why would the theology make a difference to them?
Luke addresses the Marcionites / Thomas supporters, basically everyone who "followed this religion" in the broadest sense of the word before it got hijacked and Judaized by Mark / Paul ff.
Later on we'll see that John does the same.
Matthew addresses the "new customer base", so to say: Judeans and Judaics, those (not too) well versed in the Tanakh and such. In theory, the people that weren't allowed to prescribe their religion after Bar Kokhba and were desperately in need of another one
Basically, Luke's audience doesn't care at all about anything Judaic. And Matthew's cares very much, and as such it is Matthew who fixes Mark's "declaring all foods clean" and turns it into "eating with unwashed hands is fine".
Likewise, it is Matthew who fixes Mark's "making the two one" by putting words into God's mouth, the words of the narrator of Genesis. But Luke doesn't go near that because it is obvious Thomasine material
Judas is the only name in the Prologue to Thomas, and it is highly likely that his text became known under that name first - but it is unclear how much of that matters if Marcion sits in between. Marcion seems to not even mention Judas, so Mark must have invented his part and role
The trick is that - in principle - all of Mark is historic record in the sense that it was written and known by the time that the others did their thing, so there was some room to manoeuvre, but not much. Luke manoeuvres in the direction of Thomas (for argument's sake, at least that is an extant text that we have, although it is likely that he moved towards Marcion), Matthew manoeuvres in the direction of Judaism / Paul