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Rethinking the Gospel Sources : From Proto-Mark to Mark - Delbert Burkett

Rethinking the Gospel Sources

From Proto-Mark to Mark

Paperback Published: 1st October 2004
ISBN: 9780567025500
Number Of Pages: 256

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Burkett offers a fresh reading of the much-debated Synoptic Problem. He contends that each theory regarding the Synoptic Problem is problematic. Each presents a case for the mutual dependence of one source upon another--for example, Matthew and Luke depend primarily on Mark, but use each other where they report the same story not contained already in Mark. Neither Mark nor Matthew nor Luke served as the source for the other two, but all depended on a set of earlier sources now lost. The relations between the Synoptic Gospels are more complex than the simpler theories have assumed.

Review International Review of Biblical Studies, vol. 51, 2004/05
"This careful and meticulous study challenges many widely held views about the gospels and their sources and proposes completely new solutions to old problems. It will be essential reading for any engaged in study of the history of the synoptic tradition." -Professor Christopher Tuckett, Pembroke College--Sanford Lakoff
"In this detailed and provocative study, Burkett musters strong evidence against the notion that any one of the Synoptic Gospels served as a source for either of the others. Rather, he believes Matthew and Mark used common sources, Mark and Luke used common sources, and Mark often conflated sources that were also used respectively by Matthew and Luke. If Burkett's arguments can be refuted, it is important that this be done as quickly as possible. If they cannot, and this may well be the case, then studies of the Synoptic Problem must take a significantly new and different direction. In either case, scholars would be well advised to give this book their most serious attention. - William O. Walker, Jr., Jennie Farris Railey King Professor Emeritus of Religion, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.--Sanford Lakoff
'this is a study which must be taken seriously. The way he shows that the writers followed through their sources in sequence is particularly impressive'--Sanford Lakoff "Theology "
'[T]he thrust of Burkett's thesis is entirely clear. He draws attention to the deficiencies in the prevailing synoptic theories and attempts a comprehensive reconstruction of Gospel sources.' Nicholas H. Taylor, Vol 28.5, 2006--Sanford Lakoff "Journal for the Study of the New Testament "

Introduction to the problemp. 1
Markan redaction absent from Matthew and Lukep. 7
Matthean redaction absent from Mark and Lukep. 43
Sources common to Mark and Matthewp. 60
Sources common to Mark and Lukep. 93
Conflation in Markp. 119
Toward a new theoryp. 133
Proto-Markp. 143
The A materialp. 168
The B materialp. 186
The C materialp. 195
The making of Markp. 224
Dual temporal and local expressionsp. 267
Select bibliography on the synoptic problemp. 272
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ISBN: 9780567025500
ISBN-10: 0567025500
Series: New Testament Guides
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: T&T CLARK PUBL
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1

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