Mr. Potatohead Explains the Synoptic Problem

Posted By on July 28, 2010

You just have to love this. Thanks due to Mark Goodacre.

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8 Responses to “Mr. Potatohead Explains the Synoptic Problem”

  1. Nobunaga says:

    Was hoping to hear Don Rickles explain the Synoptic problem for a moment there.

  2. blop2008 says:

    Nice! Easy to understand, this is how sunday school should be taught!

  3. Cognus says:

    In the spirit of this blessed Advent Season, I post my Gospel-oriented Christmas wish list for Dr. Heiser!
    I only want two small/easy presents:
    1. That you would give your own assessment of the Jesus-lineage genealogy problem [Luke vs. Matthew]
    2. That you would at some point address the question of whether any of the Gospels were originally scripted in Hebrew or Aramaic, and why that matters.

    Please Please!

    Posting this on 12/06/2010.

  4. Meneer says:

    Has nr 1 been adressed Mike?
    “1. That you would give your own assessment of the Jesus-lineage genealogy problem [Luke vs. Matthew]“

  5. Meneer says:

    We are basically asking for a post on the Jesus-lineage genealogy inconsistencies between Luke and Matthew when you have the time.
    A link to a trustworthy explanation will suffice.

    Thanx

    • MSH says:

      Do you have access to scholarly commentaries or journal databases? Do you read Greek?

      I ask because there’s a lot on this. Since it is well known that the genealogies are artificial (i.e., they are deliberately selective), a variety of approaches as to the agenda (his communication goal) of each gospel writer have been proposed.

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