For years, scholars have argued that Mark was the first Gospel produced, and that Matthew and Luke borrowed their materials from Mark and a few additional sources. In One Gospel From Two, David Peabody and his co-authors offer a dissenting voice and demonstrate why they believe the Gospel of Mark is dependent on Matthew and Luke. The authors examine each unit of scripture to highlight the dependence of Markan features on Matthean and Lukan ones, emphasizing structural, compositional, and thematic features of each scriptural unit. Their analysis concludes with a focus on literary details such as Markan addtions to the texts of Matthew and Luke, Markan changes to the texts of Matthew and Luke, and evidence of fragmentary preservation of Matthean and/or Lukan features in the Markan text.
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Date:September 16, 2005
The preferred approach to textual criticism is that the shorter rendering is the preferred rendering as scribes were more likely to expand on things than to shorten them. In line with this, why in the world would Mark shorten the Gospel narratives of Matthew or Luke? Much more likely is the approach most scholars take today and that is that Mark was first and Matthew and Luke expanded on various aspects of Mark's Gospel. This is not the best book on the subject.