Onomastic congruence (a feature defined in this article) is characteristic of historiographic biographies from the Early Empire. The Synoptic Gospels display onomastic congruence, as well as conservatism in their treatment of names. The preservation of names, especially those centred around key roles and events, suggests that some names may have been preserved in the oral archives of early Christian communities to footnote living eyewitness sources, paralleling historiographical situations.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||New Testament Studies|
|Early online date||6 Dec 2022|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2023|
- Richard Bauckham