Questioning the Feasibility of the Major Synoptic Hypotheses: Scribal Memory as the Key to the Oral–Written Interface

@article{Chang2019QuestioningTF,
  title={Questioning the Feasibility of the Major Synoptic Hypotheses: Scribal Memory as the Key to the Oral–Written Interface},
  author={Kai-Hsuan Chang},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the New Testament},
  year={2019},
  volume={41},
  pages={407 - 432}
}
  • Kai-Hsuan Chang
  • Published 2019
  • History
  • Journal for the Study of the New Testament
Instead of blurring the oral and the literary media in antiquity (R. Bultmann and B. Gerhardsson) or dividing them with unsatisfying principles (J.D.G. Dunn), this article follows recent scholarship on orality to explore the mechanical operation of ancient scribal memory as the oral-written interface. In so doing, I argue that the agreement of order between the Synoptic Gospels is characteristic of memory-based utilizations of written texts and does not necessarily indicate the scribes’ visual… Expand

Tables from this paper