This volume is the result of the famous Oxford seminar on the relationship among the Synoptic Gospels. The seminar was chaired by William Sanday and its permanent members included J.C. Hawkins, W.C. Allen, and B.H. Streeter. Essays include, among others: "Three Limitations to St. Luke's Use of St. Mark's Gospel" by John C. Hawkins "On the Original Order of Q" by B.H. Streeter "The Book of Sayings Used by the Editor of the First Gospel" by W.C. Allen "Sources of St. Luke's Gospel" by J. Vernon Bartlet "Criticism of the Hexateuch Compared with that of the Synoptic Gospels" by W.E. Addis "A Recent Theory of the Origin of St. Mark's Gospel" by N.P. Williams
William Sanday (1843-1920) was named Dean Ireland's Professor of Exegesis at Oxford in 1884. By 1895 he was Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity and became Chair of the Synoptics Seminar. The author of many books, including the seminal commentary on Romans, Sanday was truly one of the giants of twentieth century British biblical scholarship.