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The Two Gospel Hypothesis (2GH), formerly known as the Griesbach Hypothesis, presents a comprehensive solution to the Synoptic Problem. First given its name by Bernard Orchard, the Two Gospel Hypothesis proposes that the Gospel of Matthew was the earliest gospel, that the author of the Gospel of Luke used the Gospel of Matthew as a source, and that the author of the Gospel of Mark wrote using both the Gospels of Matthew and Luke as sources.

This page has been created to provide interested parties with basic information about this solution and its advantages. Links to detailed evidence and work in progress will be provided for those who wish to explore the solution further.

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© Thomas R. W. Longstaff - This page last updated on 20 March 2009