Note: Some texts are buried
deep in e-archives. If title link does not work, click source.
Ron Price presents a theologically
trained scientist's research on the origin
of the synoptic gospels, the formation
of the gospel of John, & the historical
John W. Marshall's very useful
hyper-linked synopsis allows comparison of the texts of the four canonical
gospels (RSV) & the gospel of Thomas (Lambdin translation). User has
choice of 5 tailored parallel formats: all five
gospels, the canonical four,
synoptics, the Q two,
& the sayings
threesome (U of Toronto).
Andrew Bernhard's comprehensive annotated
bibliography to electronic & print resources on all extant gospels written
before the end of the 2nd c. CE.
Robert B. Waltz's tables summarize major
textual critics' assessments of principle gospel mss. Important technical
tool. Posted by Rich Elliot on a Site
inspired by the Encyclopedia of NT Textual Criticism.
Jenee Woodard's comprehensive index of on-line
resources for research on the canonical gospels & Jesus (including films) with additional pages devoted
specifically to Matthew,
(The Text This Week).
Marilyn Mellowes surveys the views of current
leading scholars regarding the formation of the gospels for PBS Frontline
Jesus to Christ: the first Christians.
Classic & recent scholarly studies
e-formatted by Questia On-Line Library.
Searches, contents & sample browsing free; subscription required to
access complete texts.
M. H. Smith compares the Q hypothesis with
other proposed solutions to the synoptic problem (especially Griesbach-Farmer
and Farrer-Goulder) and concludes that Q belongs in a scholar's canon of early
Mark Goodacre provides a lucid summary of reasons
to question Q, extensive information on the alternative to the Q hypothesis first proposed
by A. M. Farrer, & fresh research on
the synoptic problem, like Goodacre's recent articles on "Fatigue
in the Synoptics" & "Fallacies
at the Heart of Q."
Michael Spencer's inviting gateway to Mark
features his own weekly studies,
to FAQ & links
to everything relevant to Mark on the WWW.
Brian E. Wilson's solution to
the synoptic problem presented at the 1999 meeting of the International
Society of Biblical Literature.
H. W. Basser argues that Matthew's sermon on
the mount recasts Q material to present Jesus as a master of the rhetorical
patterns of Jewish midrash.
Survey of the development of form critical
analysis of sayings & stories in the synoptic gospels (Fred L. Horton).
Paper by William R. Farmer, leading champion of
the Griesbach source theory, presented to the international Society for New
Testament Studies (August 1998).
Outline of primary evangelical explanations of
differences in Matthew, Mark & Luke. Posted by Xenos for evangelists.
Jerome H. Neyrey analyzes the controversy
stories in Mark (U of Notre Dame).
English translation of the
reconstructed text of the synoptic sayings source published by the
International Q Project in 2001 (posted by John Kloppenborg-Verbin).
1961 lecture by Joachim Jeremias'
form & redaction critical analysis of Matt 5-7 [posted by
Biblical Studies (UK)].
Dave Gentile's statistical analysis of the
vocabulary of Matthew, Mark & Luke supports Markan priority & tends to
favor Luke's use of Matthew as well as Q.
M. H. Smith's
e-sourcebook provides gospel
outlines, a hyper-glossary & a
synopsis to illustrate the textual basis & history of scholarly
hypotheses related to the Synoptic Problem.
Ron Price's Three
Source hypothesis offers an elegant compromise to overcome objections to
the Two Source & Farrer-Goulder hypotheses regarding the sources of Luke.
Site developed by Stephen C. Carlson as
clearinghouse to resolve the literary relationship between Matthew, Mark &
Luke. Sketches major hypotheses & proponents. Basic tools for analysis
parallels, history of scholarship &
parallel synopsis for advanced users.
Complete text of Geoffrey Buswell's 1961
translation of Hans Conzelmann's pioneering study in redaction criticism
(subscription to Questia On-Line Library
Thomas R. W. Longstaff posts a catalog
of papers (in html or pdf format) by
the team of American scholars who support J. J. Griesbach's theory of the
relationship of the synoptic gospels.
M. Labahn analyzes the reports of
miracles in the Johannine narrative [Biblica 80 (1999):178-203],
Hall Harris provides an introduction to
Johannine scholarship & a chapter by chapter commentary on the Fourth
Armand J. Gagne's extensive bibliography for
research on the gospel of John (U of So. Carolina).
Complete text of C. H. Dodd's 1953 classic
study (subscription to Questia On-Line
Comprehensive list of electronic materials for
the study of the 4th Gospel & the letters of John including scholarly
e-articles & book reviews (maintained by Felix Just).
Bruce J. Malina cites the use of intimate
language in the 4th Gospel as evidence of the author's accommodation of his
message to his audience [Biblical Theology Bulletin 24 (1994):167-82
posted on Early Christian
Ramon K. Jusino marshals literary evidence that
Mary was the author of the original core of the Johannine narrative.
Andrew Bernhard presents Robert T. Fortna's
reconstruction of an early narrative source edited by the author of the gospel
of John (Gospels.net).
Terry A. Larm surveys & assesses recent
scholars' interpretations of the function of Johannine sources &
Gathering 1 (Fall 1996) posted on Early
James F. McGrath presents a useful
overview of major 20th c. scholarship on the gospel of John [Theological
Gathering 4 (Fall 1997) posted on Early
Jack Kilmon reconstructs the lost Greek text of a
letter by Clement of Alexandria citing passages from an esoteric version of
the gospel of Mark.
Archive of e-mail debate between scholars from
HarperCollins' cyber-conference on the historical Jesus (posted by Andrew
Stevan Davies' complete source of information
about the Coptic collection of Jesus sayings found at Nag Hammadi provides 3
English translations, essays, bibliography, & links to all other sources
relevant to Thomas (including Q,
gnostic texts, & Egyptian art in the Roman period).
Scholars debate the historical
importance of the 2nd c. Gospel of Judas which portrays Judas Iscariot as
Jesus' chosen collaborator in leaving the physical world (NY Times April 7,
lavishly illustrated official report on the discovery and authentication of
the sole extant copy of the
of Judas posts downloadable PDF versions of the full Coptic text and
The Ecumenical Coptic Project posts English
& Spanish translations of the gospels of Thomas,
& anti-Pauline commentary
by Paterson Brown.
Wieland Willker presents photos,
of this early unknown eclectic gospel with passages parallel
to both John & the synoptics.
Shawn Eyer's 1995 review (from the journal Alexandria) provides detailed background for the scholarly controversy
generated by Morton Smith's discovery of references to a secret edition of
Mark in a ms. of a letter of Clement of Alexandria.
Jesus & Christology
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01 March 2008