Christology, Controversy, and Community: New Testament Essays in Honour of David R. Catchpole

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IS THERE A NEW PARADIGM?

John S. Kloppenborg Verbin

One of the persistent criticisms of the current state of Synoptic scholarship by both William Farmer and Michael Goulder is that the fundamental issue of the Synoptic Problem is often treated as if H.J. Holtzmann or B.H. Streeter had solved it definitively. The criticism is perhaps most justified when applied to scholarship in Germany, where the Two Document hypothesis (2DH) or minor variations of it are still overwhelmingly accepted and correspondingly little discussion of other options occurs.1 In both North America and the United Kingdom, however, the criticism is less than fair: In North America there has been a lively debate of the Griesbach (or Two

1 See, however, the detailed account of the current state of synoptic problem
scholarship by W. Schmithals, Einleitung in die drei ersten Evangelien (Berlin: de Gruyter,
1985) 44–233. There has been an active discussion by German and Swiss scholars
of the “minor agreements” (G. Strecker, ed., Minor Agreements: Symposium Göttingen
1991 [GTA 50; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1993]) and various modifications
of the 2DH, including: (a) subsidiary influence of Matthew upon Luke, without
eliminating the need for Q (R. Morgenthaler, Statistische Synopse [Zürich and Stuttgart:
Gotthelf, 1971] 303–5); (b) the positing of a deutero-Markus in order to account
for certain minor agreements (A. Fuchs, “Die Behandlung der Mt/Lk Überein-
stimmungen gegen Mk durch S. McLoughlin und ihre Bedeutung für die synop-
tische Frage: Probleme der Forschung”, SNTU/A 3 (1978) 24–57; “Das Elend mit
der Zweiquellenstheorie: Eine Auseinandersetzung mit zwei neuern Dissertationen
zum Thema der minor agreements”, SNTU/A 18 (1993) 183–243; “Zum Umfang
von Q: Anfragen an eine neue Arbeit zur Logienquelle”, SNTU/A 21 (1996) 188–210;
H. Aichinger, “Quellenkritische Untersuchung der Perikope vom Ährenraufen am
Sabbat Mk 2,23–28 par Mt 12,1–8 par Lk 6,1–5”, SNTU/A 1 [1976] 110–53;
C. Niemand, Studien zu den Minor Agreements der synoptischen Verklärungsperikopen [EHS.T
352; Frankfurt, Bern and New York: Lang, 1989]; A. Ennulat, Die “Minor Agreements”:
Untersuchung zu einer offenen Frage des synoptischen Problems [WUNT 2/62; Tübingen:
J.C.B. Mohr [Paul Siebeck], 1994]); and (c) the positing of recensions of Q
(D. Kosch, “Q: Rekonstruktion und Interpretation: Eine methonkritische Hinfüh-
rung mit einem Exkurs zur Q-Vorlage des Lk”, FZPT 36 [1989] 409–25).

The most serious recent dissent from the Two Document hypothesis is offered
by H.-H. Stoldt (Geschichte und Kritik der Markus-hypothese [Göttingen: Vandenhoeck &
Ruprecht, 1977; 21986]), who favours the Griesbach hypothesis. E. Linnemann's
Gibt es ein synoptisches Problem? (Nürnberg: VTR, 31998 [11991]) is an attack on syn-
optic scholarship in general, but one that suffers from an unfortunate lack of acquain-
tance with much of the relevant literature (see my review in Critical Reviews in Religion
1993 [Atlanta: Scholars, 1993] 262–4).

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