Tuesday, June 23, 2009

NT Pod 3: What is "Redaction"?

The third episode of the NT Pod begins with the use of the term "redaction" in the recent publication of British MPs' expenses; it then explores the use of the term in New Testament studies.

It is eight and a half minutes long. Feel free to leave your comments below.

NT Pod Episode 3: What is "Redaction"? (mp3)

Key texts: Matthew 8:23-27 // Mark 4:35-41

NT Blog: Programme Notes

Thanks to Ram2000, Me and You, for the opening theme, released under a Creative Commons agreement.


  1. great summary Mark. As you said, it can be a helpful academic exercise, but I feel redaction criticism, or its 'parent' Form Critism gets itself tangled up sometimes - that it assumes or suggests the gospel authors are almost too creative; that critics have already decided what they will find - that the author is guilty and thay they will decide the penalty; and of course - redaction criticism of the gospels assumes a Markan priority which is not unanimously agreed.
    Great pod Mark.

  2. Thanks very much, Trevor. I do hope to return to the issue again, and especially to the question of Marcan Priority and the Synoptic Problem, something of an interest of mine :)