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The Marcionite Gospel and the Synoptic Problem: A New Suggestion

The Marcionite Gospel and the Synoptic Problem: A New Suggestion <jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>The most recent debate of the Synoptic Problem resulted in a dead-lock: The best-established solutions, the Two-Source-Hypothesis and the Farrer-Goodacre-Theory, are burdened with a number of apparent weaknesses. On the other hand, the arguments raised against these theories are cogent. An alternative possibility, that avoids the problems created by either of them, is the inclusion of the gospel used by Marcion. This gospel is not a redaction of Luke, but rather precedes Matthew and Luke and, therefore, belongs into the maze of the synoptic interrelations. The resulting model avoids the weaknesses of the previous theories and provides compelling and obvious solutions to the notoriously difficult problems.</jats:p> </jats:sec> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Novum Testamentum Brill

The Marcionite Gospel and the Synoptic Problem: A New Suggestion

Novum Testamentum , Volume 50 (1): 1 – Jan 1, 2008

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Brill
Copyright
© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0048-1009
eISSN
1568-5365
DOI
10.1163/156853608X257527
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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>The most recent debate of the Synoptic Problem resulted in a dead-lock: The best-established solutions, the Two-Source-Hypothesis and the Farrer-Goodacre-Theory, are burdened with a number of apparent weaknesses. On the other hand, the arguments raised against these theories are cogent. An alternative possibility, that avoids the problems created by either of them, is the inclusion of the gospel used by Marcion. This gospel is not a redaction of Luke, but rather precedes Matthew and Luke and, therefore, belongs into the maze of the synoptic interrelations. The resulting model avoids the weaknesses of the previous theories and provides compelling and obvious solutions to the notoriously difficult problems.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

Journal

Novum TestamentumBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: MARCION; MARCIONITE GOSPEL; SYNOPTIC PROBLEM

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