Johann Benjamin Koppe

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Johann Benjamin Koppe (Danzig, 19 August 1750 - Hannover, 12 February 1791) was a German Lutheran theologian. He originated the fragment hypothesis (1783) in response to the Synoptic problem.[1]


  1. ^ J. J. Griesbach: Synoptic and Text - Critical Studies 1776-1976 - Page 52 Bernard Orchard, Thomas R. W. Longstaff - 2005 "He assumed the existence of a number of shorter and longer accounts in Hebrew and Greek no longer accessible, but which had been used by the Synoptists.12 A similar hypothesis was propounded in 1817 by F. Schleiermacher in Berlin "