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Some calculations put the material distinct to Mark at 3-5%

More Stats
3% of Mark is unique to Mark.
45% of Matthew is unique to Matthew.
41% of Luke is unique to Luke.
92% of John is unique to John

(percentages vary depending on whether you count verses, English words, or Greek words.)

Theories of Interdependce
Literary Independence (no literary interdependence)
Ur-Gospel (in Aramaic)
Augustinian Hypothesis (Matthew-Mark-Luke)
Griesbach Hypothesis (Matthew-Luke-Mark)
Farrer/Goulder/Goodacre Hypothesis (Mark-Matthew-Luke)
Oxford/2-Source/4-Source Hypothesis (Mark-Q-M-Matthew-L-Luke)
Synoptic Gospels
Synoptic” = “seen together”

Matthew, Mark, & Luke tell the story with a similarity that is not shared with John.

Markan priority itself is compatible with the Two-Source Hypothesis and with the Farrer-Goulder Hypothesis.

Basics 1.1 What is the synoptic problem

MK begins by noting two positive arguments supporting Goodacre's argument for the Farrer hypothesis also known as the Farrer-Goulder hypothesis that Mark. Esis as the Farrer–Goulder hypothesis or, less commonly, the Goulder–Drury. things in historical perspective, or the Goulder–Drury–Goodacre hypothesis. But.

Against the Farrer-Goulder hypothesis, it is maintained that it is improbable that the author of Luke consulted the Gospel of Matthew.

It is the near-universal position of scholarship that the Gospel of Matthew is dependent upon the Gospel of Mark. This position is accepted whether one subscribes to the dominant Two-Source Hypothesis or instead prefers the Farrer-Goulder hypothesis.

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