The Synoptic Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven: a Test-Case for the Two-Document, Two-Gospel, and Farrer-Goulder Hypotheses

@article{Crook2000TheSP,
  title={The Synoptic Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven: a Test-Case for the Two-Document, Two-Gospel, and Farrer-Goulder Hypotheses},
  author={Zeba A. Crook},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the New Testament},
  year={2000},
  volume={22},
  pages={23 - 48}
}
  • Zeba A. Crook
  • Published 1 October 2000
  • Mathematics
  • Journal for the Study of the New Testament
It is not uncommon to read studies that either state explicitly or work under the assumption that the synoptic problem has been solved. Using the parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven as a test-case, it becomes clear that the problem is far from a solution. Each of the three major source hypotheses has its strengths (and weaknesses) when it attempts to account for the data generated by these two peri copae. Although this paper concludes that the Two-Document Hypothesis (2DH) deals with… 

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