Rethinking the Gospel Sources, Volume 2

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Society of Biblical Lit, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 282 pages
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This work examines three disputed issues in the study of Q, the hypothetical source common to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke: its existence; its unity as a document; and the plurality of its wording. It evaluates the arguments for and against the existence of Q and concludes that some form of the Q hypothesis is necessary. It presents new evidence that most of the Q material existed as a single written source unified by recurring features of style and theme. Finally, it argues that differences between Matthew and Luke in the wording of Q were caused most often when one Evangelist replaced or combined Q with parallel material from another source.
  

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Contents

The Necessity of Q
1
Unity or Plurality?
33
Other Q in the Double Tradition
61
Q Material Unique to One Gospel
69
The Original Order of Q
87
Causes of Verbal Disagreement in Q Parallels
93
Combination of Q with the Markan Source
113
Combination of Q with M
135
Summary and Conclusions
213
Editorial Fatique as an Agument Against Q
217
Features of Style and Theme in Q
221
Q in Matthews Order
231
Q in Lukes Order
239
Did the Evangelist Compose Matthew 133643 and 134950?
245
Works Cited
251
Index of Ancient Sources
261

Combination of Q with L
171
Other Causes of Differences in Wording
207

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About the author (2009)

Delbert Burkett is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Rethinking the Gospel Sources: From Proto-Mark to Mark (T&T Clark), An Introduction to the New Testament and the Origins of Christianity, and The Son of Man Debate: A History and Evaluation (both from Cambridge University Press).