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A modification of Honoré's triple-link model in the synoptic problem

Abakuks, Andris (2007) A modification of Honoré's triple-link model in the synoptic problem. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A 17 (3), pp. 841-850. ISSN 0964-1998.


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In New Testament studies, the synoptic problem is concerned with the relationships between the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. In an earlier paper a careful specification in probabilistic terms was set up of Honoré's triple-link model. In the present paper, a modification of Honoré's model is proposed. As previously, counts of the numbers of verbal agreements between the gospels are examined to investigate which of the possible triple-link models appears to give the best fit to the data, but now using the modified version of the model and additional sets of data.

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Keyword(s) / Subject(s): New Testament, synoptic problem, triple-link model, probability 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: 08 May 2006
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:32

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