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Source Criticism and Intentional Narrative

(Whew, life has been busy these days, and posts have been few. I formally apologize to both of my readers for keeping you waiting. =)

The Gospel writers were intentional in writing everything they did. They were narrators, not copyists.

I think the source criticism movement has forgotten about the ending of the Gospel of John: "Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written." Sadly, the picture that many have of the (synoptic) Gospel writers is that they were limited to source documents they basically copied from, of course with some stylistic adjustment here and there. 

Such is certainly not the case.

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Matt Hauck (郝柏昇)

A once enemy now son, forgiven and freed by Jesus' blood, adopted and called by grace for glory.   (more...)