Two Shipwrecked Gospels: The Logoi of Jesus and Papias’s Exposition of Logia about the Lord

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Society of Biblical Lit, Jun 29, 2012 - Religion - 728 pages
With characteristic boldness and careful reassessment of the evidence, MacDonald offers an alternative reconstruction of Q and an alternative solution to the Synoptic Problem: the Q+/Papias Hypothesis. To do so, he reconstructs and interprets two lost books about Jesus: the earliest Gospel, which was used as a source by the authors of Mark, Matthew, and Luke; and the earliest commentary on the Gospels, by Papias of Hierapolis, who apparently knew Mark, Matthew, and the lost Gospel, which he considered to be an alternative Greek translation of a Semitic Matthew. MacDonald also explores how these two texts, well known into the fourth century, shipwrecked with the canonization of the New Testament and the embarrassment at outmoded eschatologies in both the lost Gospel and Papias’s Exposition.
 

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Contents

Part 2 The Logoi of Jesus
91
Text and Translation
561
Appendix 2 Concordance to the Logoi of Jesus with Richard C Miller
621
Appendix 3 Overview of the Logoi of Jesus and the Synoptic Gospels
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Appendix 4 Comparison of the Critical Edition of Q and the Logoi of Jesus
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Dennis R. MacDonald is John Wesley Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Claremont School of Theology. He is the author or editor of a number of works, including Christianizing Homer (Oxford University Press), The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark, and Does the New Testament Imitate Homer? Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles (both from Yale University Press).

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