Reviews - What do customers think about The Minor Agreements in a Horizontal-Line Synopsis. (Studiorum Novi Testamenti Auxilia)?
Minor Agreements Synopsis Feb 24, 2006
This little book provides the raw material for evaluating the level of difficulty the "minor agreements" pose to the Synoptic Problem. The "minor agreements" refer to the places in the synoptic gospels where Matthew and Luke agree with each other against Mark. These data have been much fodder for those who reject the two-source (Mark and Q) hypothesis which has been prominent in the 20th century.
The raw data is entirely in Greek and will be of very little use to non-Greek readers. The book contains only raw data, and no analysis, theories, or comments.
The one weakness of the book is that it doesn't provide any notation regarding textual variation. A number of "minor agreements" may be dismissed on a text critical basis. Due to rampant harmonization between the gospels in the transmission of the text, some "agreements" may simply reflect textual corruption, and not agreements in the original text. Any serious analysis of the minor agreements has to involve serious text critical work.
I think an earlier, more pricey book by Neirynk includes text critical information.