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Title: A co-structural and detailed analysis of the synoptic gospels
Author: Griffiths, C. L.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1995
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Data base of parallel word-for-word comparison: A data-base (MAIN-DB) has been built up which enables data from each Gospel to be partitioned into unique units to contain the same information (*) present in one, two or three Gospels. The current structure of chapter and verse is shown to be irrelevant and an obstacle to analysis. Data base of detailed Huck-number event analysis: A data-base (Summary) has been built up to enable the main Episodes in the Gospels to be partitioned into Events and Units which contain the same information (*). The criterion is that the words in a given unit either match exactly with a group of words in one or two of the other Gospels or the content of the words in the unit are the same or similar. This database is being developed as a statistical Apparatus to evaluate Co-Structural and Detailed studies of each Episode and the associated Events and Units. This is achieved by the use of word counts. Analysis of detailed structure using words as criterion: Analysis of the data enables the units to be analysed into all possible combinations. The analysis shows that the above categories must be further divided into the above categories where each gospel can be either the origin of data or the result of gospel data from another Gospel. The co-structural analysis of the Gospels is then given based on word counts and general conclusions are reached. The detailed analysis of correlation between the Gospels is then given for selected events. The resultant databases would be of general use to scholars of both science and literature. Information: The measurement of information is considered as changing text to numbers. This would then enable data to be translated from text - which is data in a number base other than base 10 - and to translate it to a suitable number base for use on current computers.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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