The purpose of this excursus is to compile in a single location each synoptic pericope’s rate of verbal identity to the wording of the Anthology (Anth.). The percentages presented below reflect how much of the wording in a given pericope agrees precisely with the wording of Anth. The percentages do not, however, tell us how much of Anth. was copied in a given pericope. Thus, if a synoptic evangelist gave a highly condensed version of a pericope that nevertheless adhered closely to the wording of Anth., this would register as having a high fidelity percentage, while the percentage of Anth. that was actually reproduced could be quite low. Conversely, a synoptic evangelist might have copied every single word from Anth. in a given pericope but inserted a great many additional details. In such a case, although all of Anth.’s version of the pericope has been reproduced verbatim, the fidelity will register as quite low because of the secondary accretions. For the purposes of this excursus “fidelity to the Anthology” means how much of a given synoptic pericope “is” Anth.
The pericopae in the table below are ordered according to their placement in the LOY Map.
|Key: / = more than one version of the pericope occurs in a particular Gospel;  = percentages in brackets reflect our uncertainty regarding the reconstruction of Anth. in a particular pericope|
Information on how the data presented in the table above were obtained can be found in the “Redaction Analysis” section of each published LOY segment.
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