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A statistical study of the triple-link model in the synoptic problem

Abakuks, Andris (2006) A statistical study of the triple-link model in the synoptic problem. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A 169 (1), pp. 49-60. ISSN 0964-1998.


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In New Testament studies, the synoptic problem is concerned with the relationships among the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. In the present paper a careful specification in probabilistic terms is set up of what is known as the triple-link model, and, as a special case, the double-link model. Counts of the numbers of verbal agreements among the gospels are examined to investigate which of the possible triple-link models appears to give the best fit to the data.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): New Testament, synoptic problem, triple-link model, probability model, double-link model
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
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Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2005
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:32

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