The data
In order to understand what was done in this investigation it is vitally important to understand the nature of the data that was used. The data comes from the Synoptic Concordance by Von Paul Hoffmann, Thomas Hieke, and Ulrich Bauer. (HHB from this point forward). The data from all the major tables in these books was hand entered into an Excel spreadsheet. This constitutes the starting data for my investigation. The description of the data from the books themselves is here. I have also put together a careful definition of the synoptic categories the HHB uses here. Again, it is very important to understand the categories, so please look over my definitions carefully, as well as those provided in the HHB.
In the HHB Synoptic Concordance, 807 of the most common words were completely tabulated. The less common words were covered with less complete tabular information. The 807 tabulated words were used in this study. Therefore the raw data for the study was a table with 807 rows, 1 for each vocabulary item, and 19 columns, 1 for each synoptic category. Each cell in the data shows the number of times the particular vocabulary item, occurs in the particular synoptic category.
The spreadsheet that I used for the investigation is  here.
Another  way to think about the data is to think about having a synopsis of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and going through them with colored pens. For example, areas of triple agreement could be colored red. Agreement of Mark and Matthew against Luke could be colored blue, etc. Each color then corresponds to one of the synoptic categories. In this example red would be category 222. We would then go though and count, for example, how many instances of AIWNIOS, we have colored red.There are 2, as can be seen in the spreadsheet above, where AIWNIOS has a "2" in the column for the synoptic category 222.
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