Talking about W. Carter and his excellent research on the gospel of Matthew, and now John too. His latelst project is another book on John, maybe a commentary? Much like his one on Matthew? Wow, that would be interesting! And there's a fab article online by him on Pilate. It details some of the issues inherent in doing the kind of research I am trying to do, which is helpful stuff to know. anyway, London is doing good. But today is research day, so alas, no exploring! Which is a good thing cause then I won't be tempted to buy any more books! I couldn't resist getting: The Written Gospel which is a collection of articles on the gospels form, content, origin and development, edited by Markus Bockmuehl and Donald A. Hagner. Cambridge Uni. provides a nice excerpt for thos interested. I'm particularly looking forward to reading: Eye-witness memory and the writing of the Gospels by Martin Hengel, one of the world's finest New Testament scholars. Apparently, Richard Baukham is set to write a book on this topic. That would be excellent, given his intruiging article about it in the first JSHJ issue. back to work...Doing some research, I cam across an article: The Secret of the Transmission of the Unwritten Jesus Tradition by Birger Gerhardsson. Published in New Test. Stud. 51, pp. 1–18. For those interested. I don't know how long it will be available for, so download it and read it later if you can't now. Gerhardsson's book: Memory and Manuscript: Oral Tradition and Written Transmission in Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity [Eerdmans, 1998] is solid piece arguing for much of the Jesus Tradition. My collection of these sorts of articles is growing rapidly, so that whenever I have some free time, I can always find a good article to read in my own personal saved library!