TOWARDS SOLVING THE SYNOPTIC PROBLEM FOR AFRICAN BIBLICAL EXEGESIS: AN EVALUATION OF SOME SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS

Authors

  • Emmanuel Foster Asamoah KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18533/jah.v11i05.2260

Keywords:

The Gospels, Synoptic Gospels, Synoptic Problem, African Biblical Exegesis

Abstract

One of the challenges in studying the Synoptic Gospels—Matthew, Mark and Luke—is the Synoptic Problem, the seeming differences of the books. After discussing the available solutions to solve the Synoptic Problem, it was realized that each had a shortfall. Improving on B. H. Streeter’s Four-Source Theory, it is proposed that “Lukan priority over Matthew” be added to the theory towards solving the Synoptic Problem. This will help African biblical exegetes to conduct exegesis on parallel passages that are different in settings, vocabulary, among others; thereby, enabling them to understand the text in their context as written by the original author.

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Published

2022-06-23