Mark Goodacre

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Mark Goodacre (born March 23, 1967 in Leicestershire , England) is a British New Testament scholar and university professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Duke University in Durham , North Carolina (USA). Goodacre has extensively researched and published on the synoptic problem ; H. on the questions of the genesis and the literary context of the first three Gospels of the New Testament ( Matthew , Mark , Luke ). He defends the Farrer hypothesis , that accepts the temporal priority of Mark's Gospel, but rejects the hypothetical Q Source .

academic career

Goodacre attended Exeter College at the University of Oxford from 1985-1994 . There he also did his two Masters (MA and M.Phil.) And his doctorate (D.Phil.) In 1994. 1995–2005 he was a Lecturer (from 2002 Senior Lecturer) in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham (UK). He specializes in the biography and writings of Paul , the question of the historical Jesus and the extra-canonical Gospels.


He has also acted as an advisor to numerous television and radio programs on New Testament topics, such as: B. 2001 on the BBC series Son of God .


Individual evidence

  1. Mark Goodacre: Fatigue in the Synoptics ( "exhausted in the Synoptics") , New Testament Studies, Vol 44th.
  2. ^ Mark Goodacre: Media Consultancy and Participation.

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