To refer to ‘modern developments’ of Griesbach’s hypothesis makes clear that the present revival of interest in Griesbach’s work is not simply an uncritical return. The Two-Gospel Hypothesis (a.k.a. Griesbach Hypothesis). • Matthew was written first. • Luke was written second, using Matthew as a source. • Mark was written. Born in Hesse, Griesbach studied under Johann S. Semler at Halle [For a detailed analysis & appraisal of Griesbach’s hypothesis, see C. M.

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Turn off Pop-up blocker to insure hyperlinks work properly. Born in Hesse, Griesbach studied under Johann S.

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Semler at Halle Prussia. He expanded the ms.

He was appointed professor of NT studies at the U of Jena Since that time these three gospels have been referred to as “the synoptics.


Koppe ‘s observation that the text of Mark is often closer to Luke.

In the 19th c. Griesbach’s thesis was championed by his student, W. After years of neglect it was revived in by the American scholar, W. Farmer as “the Two Gospel hypothesis.

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In his DemonstrationGriesbach summed up his argument as follows: This is a summary of the thesis we are defending: When writing his book, Mark had not only Matthew but also Luke positioned before his eyes.

Other scholars, like J. Herderwere not persuaded that this presented a realistic picture of how ancient scribes functioned. Synoptic and text- critical studies ed. The passage translated here from Grieshach is found on pp. Johann Jakob Griesbach – brief biography by Robert B.

Two Gospel Hypothesis – overview of modern scholars’ revision of Griesbach’s hypothesis with summary of major critiques Wikipedia. Farmer, leading champion of the Griesbach source theory, presented to the international Society for New Testament Studies in August Smith All rights reserved.


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