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Question 1: The traditional view is represented by the ________, which is that the four gospels were written in the order in which they appear in the bible (Matthew → Mark → Luke), with Mark a condensed edition of Matthew.
Augustinian hypothesisConfessions (St. Augustine)AugustiniansNew Testament

Question 2: In 1924 B. H. Streeter refined the Two Document Hypothesis into the Four Document Hypothesis based on the possibility of a Jewish M source (see the ________).
New TestamentGospel of the HebrewsTimeline of ChristianityEarly Christianity

Question 3: Mark appears more 'primitive': his diction and grammar are less literary than Matthew and Luke, his language is more prone to redundancy and obscurity, his Christology is less supernatural, and he makes more frequent use of ________.
Semitic languagesAramaic languageAkkadian languageArabic language

Question 4: The Two-Source Hypothesis (or 2SH) is an explanation for the ________, the pattern of similarities and differences between the three Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.
Biblical criticismNew TestamentDating the BibleSynoptic problem

Question 5: The 2SH attempts to solve the synoptic problem by advancing two propositions, Markan priority to explain the triple tradition, and the existence of a lost ________ to solve the double tradition.
JesusJesus SeminarAugustinian hypothesisQ document

Question 6: Prior to Holtzmann, most Catholic scholars held to the ________ (Matthew → Mark → Luke) and Protestant biblical critics favored the Griesbach hypothesis (Matthew → Luke → Mark).
Augustinian hypothesisNew TestamentAugustiniansConfessions (St. Augustine)

Question 7: It posits that the Gospel of Matthew and the ________ were based on the Gospel of Mark and a lost, hypothetical sayings collection called Q.
Acts of the ApostlesGospel of JohnGospel of LukeNew Testament

Question 8: The hypothesis is a solution to what is known as the ________: the question of how best to account for the differences and similarities between the three synoptic gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke.
Dating the BibleBiblical criticismNew TestamentSynoptic problem


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