Some biblical scholars are too quick to say that, because a particular Gospel doesn’t include a given story or saying of Jesus, the Evangelist who wrote it must not have known about it.
What would cause a person to think this?
The Infodump Hypothesis
One thing that might motivate such a view is the idea that the Gospels represent total infodumps of everything that a particular Evangelist knew about Jesus.
But if that were the case then they wouldn’t ready the way that they do.
They hang together as narratives and display too much literary artistry for that.
If they were frantic attempts to record everything the author knew about Jesus, there would be too many...READ MORE