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Rethinking the Gospel Sources

From Proto-Mark to Mark

Rethinking the Gospel Sources

From Proto-Mark to Mark

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567025500
Number of Pages: 256
Published: 01/12/2004
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
Burkett offers a new viewpoint on 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.

Delbert Burkett

Delbert Burkett is Associate Professor of New Testament at Louisiana State University. He is the author of The Son of Man Debate: A History and Evaluation.

'[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 "

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