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Mark is considerably shorter than both Matthew and Luke: 11,025 words as against 18,293 and 19,376, respectively. It is not Mark’s relative brevity per se that provides evidence for Mark’s priority (it cannot be demonstrated that the shorter is necessarily the earlier), but its brevity taken in conjunction with its close relationship to Luke, and especially Matthew. Over 97 percent of Mark’s words have a parallel in Matthew; over 88 percent in Luke. 39It therefore makes more sense to think that Matthew and Luke have taken over much of Mark, expanding it with their own material, than that Mark has abbreviated Matthew and/or Luke with the omission of so much material.
Particularly to be criticized is the criterion of authenticity. To be sure, the application of this criterion is often misunderstood: most who utilize it do not claim that only those sayings that it can isolate are authentic, but rather that these are the only ones we can be sure about. Nevertheless, its use has the tendency to focus attention on what was peculiar to Jesus over against both his Jewish environment and the early church. Its use thus tends to skew our view of Jesus. 12More conservative form critics insist that the criterion must not be used in isolation and only with the positive purpose of providing evidence of historicity rather than with the negative purpose of disproving historicity.
Freiburg: Herder, 1973) WMANT—Wissenschaftliche Monographien zum Alten und Neuen Testament WTJ—Westminster Theological Journal WUNT—Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament Zahn—Theodore B. Zahn, Introduction to the New Testament, 3 vols. (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1909) ZNW—Zeitschrift fur die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft ZTK—Zeitschrift fur Theologie und Kirche 1. THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS INTRODUCTION The first three gospels were first labeled the Synoptic Gospels by J. J. Griesbach, a German biblical scholar, at the end of the eighteenth century.