Dreaming Dreams of Springtime
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I imagine textual analysis plays into it. Drawing from a written source is more likely to generate very similar versions whereas if it was oral, retellings tend to vary in wording and such so unless they both heard from the same person at the same time, there should be more variation between them if it was a shared oral tradition. OTOH, they were writing so soon after the events, I doubt there was much time for major variations to develop. All hypothetical based on what i know of oral and written traditions. I'm sure there's a book or two on the subject.And how do we know that the extra material was not part of the oral tradition of the day?