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The Birthing of the New Testament: The Intertextual Development of the New Testament Writings (New Testament Monographs) Paperback – June 6, 2006
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These nine chapters offer an account of the incredible variety of ways that people in the ancient world created new works of literature by copying old ones; they refute the idea that the Old Testament or New Testament were unique exceptions to this pattern; they create and defend a series of criteria that scholars can use to determine when one literary work is dependent on another; they provide a brief history explaining how the process of creating literary works worked in the ancient world; they refute the idea that the New Testament authors could have been so isolated that each could somehow write in complete ignorance of the others' works; and they reach a well-substantiated conclusion that much of the New Testament - even including the epistles of Paul -- was produced by a single far-flung community rather than by isolated individuals.
The remainder of the book presents Brodie's application of his methodology at some length, including his Proto-Luke hypothesis. I personally found this rather more of a mixed bag than the first nine chapters.Read more ›
Tacitus: Annals: 15:44
It is his conclusions about the Jesus of history and of the Four Gospels that is the issue. Not his brilliance in several esoteric fields of literary analysis.
Father Clifford Stevens
Boys Town, Nebraska