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MONAGHAN Christopher

A Source Critical Edition of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke in Greek and English.

2 voll., 2010, pp. 186+198.

This edition of Matthew and Luke in Greek and English endeavours to fill a lacuna in tools available for the study of the Synoptic Gospels. There is no shortage of good synopses or critical editions and parallels for Q. What has been lacking is a companion volume to synopses that go beyond placing texts side by side and identify with some precision when Matthew and Luke have verbal agreeement with Mark, when they agree against Mark, when they share material, and when they have material that is unique. The aim of this resource is to help students and scholars alike to enter into the debate about the relationships between the Synoptic Gospels. D.L. Dungan called for new synopses that could be used in studying the literary composition of the Gospels - works that would “emphasize rather than conceal, the different habits and strategies of composition adopted by each Evangelist.” It is hoped that this edition will go some way towards answering that call.

Christopher Monaghan, C.P., is a senior lecturer in New Testament and President of Yarra Theological Union in Melbourne Australia where he has specialised in the study of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.