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Bibil Identifier bibil:219718
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A New Consensus on Oral Tradition? A Review of Richard Bauckham's Jesus and the Eyewitnesses
Author Marshall, I. Howard
Journal Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Volume: 6, Issue: 2)
Reviewed book Jesus and the Eyewitnesses
Response article In Response to My Respondents: Jesus and the Eyewitnesses in Review
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 182-193 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Bauckham's monograph is warmly welcomed for the way in which it synthesizes recent work on oral tradition and makes a fresh contribution to the debate. His proposal for giving a fuller role to eyewitnesses is assessed over against the view of D.E. Nineham. The need to demonstrate that it gives a better understanding of the actual material in the Synoptic Gospels is partly met by the detailed complementary work of J.D.G. Dunn. We need a similar treatment of the material in John to see whether Bauckham does better justice to the text than the approach of A.T. Lincoln. Nevertheless, Bauckham's thesis is well-defended and should lay to rest any lingering doubts about the way in which eyewitness testimony controlled the material recorded in the Gospels.
DOI 10.1163/174551908X349671
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Witness
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Oral Tradition
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