Note: Some texts are buried
deep in e-archives. If title link does not work, click source.
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
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
in the Synoptics" &
at the Heart of Q."
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.
Analysis of the historical source of non-Markan
material common to Matthew and Luke [posted on
Jesus Seminar Forum].
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).
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
outlines, a hyper-glossary & a
synopsis to illustrate the textual basis & history of scholarly
hypotheses related to the Synoptic Problem. Color-coded
synopsis for advanced users.
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 &
Complete text of Geoffrey Buswell's 1961
translation of Hans Conzelmann's pioneering study in redaction criticism
(subscription to Questia On-Line Library
Summary of J. J. Griesbach's theory of the
relationship of the synoptic gospels (Wikipedia).
W. Hall Harris provides an introduction to
Johannine scholarship & a chapter by chapter commentary on the Fourth
Gospel [posted by Bible.org].
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 (archived by Early
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.
Analysis & translation of 2nd c. gnostic
dialogue that presents Mary as revealer of the risen Savior (posted by the
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
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,
The Ecumenical Coptic Project posts English
& Spanish translations of the gospels of
by Paterson Brown.
Wieland Willker presents
of this early unknown eclectic gospel with passages
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.
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