VII.  Odds and Ends
Source Criticism The different ways in which an author may arrive at the events which he describes may be summarised as follows: (1)  Author observed the events himself: EYEWITNESS (2)  Author heard about the events from someone else: ORAL TRADITION (3)  Author read about the events in something someone else had written: WRITTEN TRADITION (4)  Author made it all up: FABRICATION According to the assured results of modern scholarship, our four evangelists may then be classified by the way in which they exemplify the above schema, as: (1) Matthew        (2) Mark         (3) Luke         (4) John. MBM, B/W 6.12.02, am.