Alternative to double/triple 'tradition'?

Discussion in 'The Gospels & Acts' started by Eoghan, Oct 31, 2019.

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  1. Eoghan

    Eoghan Puritan Board Senior

    I was looking at the Gospels and noted that Wikipedia uses the term 'triple tradition' for accounts that are common to Mark, Mathew and Luke and 'double tradition' for accounts in Mathew and Luke.

    I find the word tradition a little patronising and would prefer something else. Is there another term? Maybe 'testimony'?
  2. Timotheos

    Timotheos Puritan Board Freshman

    What makes that patronizing?
  3. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritanboard Amanuensis

    Tradition means "passed down." Paul specifically endorses that phrase.
  4. Hamalas

    Hamalas whippersnapper

    I don't think the terminology is necessarily a problem, but if you're in a context where it might be, I think double/triple testimony would work just fine.
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