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Week 3 Notes - Notes #3 February 4, 2008 The Synoptic...

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Notes #3 February 4, 2008 The Synoptic Problem **called Synoptic Gospels because they are so much alike; they can be put beside each other, can be looked at together **the problem of how you explain the similarities and differences among Matthew, Mark and Luke I. Who’s Zoomin’ Who? The Literary Relations of the Gospels -who is copying who and how do we know -Ex: The Parable of the Rich Young Ruler Matt 19: 16-30 Mark 10: 16 Luke -Ex: A different sort of Case: Temptation of Jesus Mark 1:12-13 Matt 4:1-11 Luke 4:1-13 -the order was changed -Luke changed the order -Jerusalem is very important to Luke -doesn’t do miracles to prove that he can, to do so would be to succumb to the devil (MATT, MARK, LUKE) **Easiest to understand -Mark is like a condensation of Matthew -When Mark and Matthew have the same story, but Mark’s is always longer -Some think that Mark was 1 st >>>written before the other Gospels II. Who Gets to go First? Arguments for Markian Priority A. Patterns of Agreement in the Three (Triple Tradition) a. Mark must be 1 st Gospel B. Sequence of the Stories in the Two (Double Tradition) a. Sequence of Narratives in the Double Tradition (=Q) b. Matt and Luke has some sequence C. Getting Rid of the Problems in One a. Matt and Luke both get rid of problems in Mark
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