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Oral Tradition
Before the Gospels everything was from word of mouth: Sitz im Leben 1

Reasons people didn't write:

Nobody wrote anything in order to avoid persecution
Most people were illiterate and didn't have writing utensils.
Most thought that the Parousia would occur soon.

What did Oral Tradition Include?

Logia:…

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Useful for spreading Christianity
Matthew and John both use Testimonia but different ones



Pericope: Individual Units: `pearls on a chain': Schmidt



Why Were the Gospels Eventually Written?

To keep events in order
To stop Jesus' story from being changed
To show future generations
Luke: to give clarity
Believers needed guidance…

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