Synoptic Length Comparison

Synoptic Length Comparison April 12, 2013

I chuckled when I read this in a student assignment today:

A common argument,  analyzes the lengths of each of the synoptic writers.

I’m pretty sure that I’ve never come across an attempt to compare the lengths of the writers of the Synoptic Gospels. I don’t know how one would go about undertaking such a study, or how it would help resolve the Synoptic problem…  🙂

"I made the initial point that climate science, serious climate science, was still a young ..."

Not Liberal, Just Literate
"What an odd comparison.It's probably fair to say that medicine was not a mature science ..."

Not Liberal, Just Literate
"I despise this kind of game-mastering, which sacrifices verisimilitude and enjoyment to pedantry and book-keeping.Reminds ..."

Sci-Fi, Superhero, Game, and Cinematic #CFP ..."
"One time in Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, our DM showed a picture of a ..."

Sci-Fi, Superhero, Game, and Cinematic #CFP ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS Progressive Christian
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • Scott F

    As Freud would say, sometimes a gospel is just a gospel!

    • I was trying to avoid the whole “You show me your Gospel, I’ll show you mine” direction this could take…

  • Jeff Carter

    William Wallace:”Or we’ll make spears. Hundreds of them. Long spears. Twice as long as a man.”
    Hamish:”That long? Some men are longer than others.”

    -braveheart-

  • I’m pretty sure that I’ve never come across an attempt to compare the lengths of the writers
    of the Synoptic Gospels. I don’t know how one would go about
    undertaking such a study, or how it would help resolve the Synoptic
    problem… 🙂

    Easy. Mark was the shortest, so both Luke and Matthew could peek over his shoulder as he was writing to copy his gospel. And Luke was taller than Matthew, so he could peek over Matthew’s shoulder and copy his gospel too! 🙂