Monday, 22 August 2005


Yesterday I read James M. Robinson, Paul Hoffmann and John S. Kloppenborg (ed.), The Sayings Gospel Q in Greek and English: With Parallels from the Gospels of Mark and Thomas(Minneapolis: Fortress, 2002). This is essentially a condensed version of the massive Critical Edition of Q(2000). Robinson’s lengthy introduction is a valuable summary of the history of Q scholarship. The critical text of Q itself begins, rather unpromisingly, with: Q 3:[[0]]: [[<...’Ιησου...>]]. But the sayings get a good deal more interesting from here on.

I myself can’t help feeling sceptical about things like the methodology of identifying the strata and redactions of Q, the value of the Gospel of Thomas for the analysis of Q, and the extrapolation from Q to a distinctive Q-community theology. But for all that, it’s definitely interesting to have this handy edition of an attempted critical reconstruction of Q. (And for more on Q, see Mark Goodacre’s excellent links.)

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