chapter  7
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Examples of synoptic parallels

In Chapters 3 and 5 we worked with binary time series created from the texts of the synoptic gospels. As a result of our statistical analyses, under the assumption of Markan priority, we arrived at tables that suggested pericopes and more specific sections of text that might be of interest in investigating the statistical dependence of Matthew and Luke in their use of Mark: Table 3.8 that arose from the logistic regression approach and Tables 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 and 5.7 that arose from the decoding following on from the fitting of hidden Markov models. Furthermore, in Chapter 6, Table 6.12 suggested pericopes for investigation based on the frequencies of minor agreements, in the sense of exact verbal agreements of Matthew and Luke against Mark.