The Twelve Q-less Days Of Christmas

This is to be sung to the tune of the Twelve Days Of Christmas. All the words fit, provided you sing them fast enough. The next step is for all Bibliobloggers to send me a video of themselves singing the song, and we can put together our first Bibliobloggers YouTube Christmas video…

The Twelve Q-less Days Of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas
Mark Goodacre gave you…
a Christmas without Q!

On the second day of Christmas
Mark Goodacre gave you…
no two source hypothesis
and a Christmas without Q!

On the third day of Christmas
Mark Goodacre gave you…
three Synoptic Gospels
no two source hypothesis
and a Christmas without Q!

On the fourth day of Christmas
Mark Goodacre gave you…
four Evangelists
three Synoptic Gospels
no two source hypothesis
and a Christmas without Q!

On the fifth day of Christmas
Mark Goodacre gave you…
five words verbatim
four Evangelists
three Synoptic Gospels
no two source hypothesis
and a Christmas without Q!

On the sixth day of Christmas
Mark Goodacre gave you…
six key quotations
five words verbatim
four Evangelists
three Synoptic Gospels
no two source hypothesis
and a Christmas without Q!

On the seventh day of Christmas
Mark Goodacre gave you…
seven woes in Matthew
six key quotations
five words verbatim
four Evangelists
three Synoptic Gospels
no two source hypothesis
and a Christmas without Q!

On the eighth day of Christmas
Mark Goodacre gave you…
eight redundant redactors
seven woes in Matthew
six key quotations
five words verbatim
four Evangelists
three Synoptic Gospels
no two source hypothesis
and a Christmas without Q!

On the ninth day of Christmas
Mark Goodacre gave you…
nine Matthean beatitudes (and nine volumes presumed worthless in the Documenta Q series published by Peeters so far)
eight redundant redactors
seven woes in Matthew
six key quotations
five words verbatim
four Evangelists
three Synoptic Gospels
no two source hypothesis (nor any proto-Gospels)
and a Christmas without Q!

On the tenth day of Christmas
Mark Goodacre gave you…
ten discarded theories
nine Matthean beatitudes
eight redundant redactors
seven woes in Matthew
six key quotations
five words verbatim
four Evangelists
three Synoptic Gospels
no two source hypothesis
and a Christmas without Q!

On the eleventh day of Q-mas
Mark Goodacre got from me . . .
…the critical edition of a hypothetical source he can’t see!

On the twelfth day of Christmas
Mark and I both give to you…
twelve Kloppenborgs clapping
eleven Griesbachs griping
ten Goulders grinning
nine Streeters striving
eight Tucketts tucking
seven Farrers fighting
six Sanders sayings
five Allisons!
four catching Catchpoles
three studying Steins
two laughing Lachmanns …
…now let’s all go watch Doctor Who!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05115370166754797529 Mark Goodacre

    Thanks, James. Not sure who this “Marc Goodacre” guy is, or “Farrar”. And I think there are eight beatitudes in Matthew; the so-called ninth explicates the eighth, but Luke is influenced by the wording of that explication, which prevents people from reading Matthew’s beatitudes properly. I agree heartily with the last line of the song.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02561146722461747647 James F. McGrath

    Why do I keep misspelling your name?! Sorry!!!What’s wrong with “Farrar”? I have switched him and Kloppenborg, since he is more prominent in Q-related discussions these days. If you have a suggestion to replace Farrar, for whatever reason, the song can be updated.Should I leave the beatitudes thing as is, as an illustration of just this sort of Q-related problem, or should I just let the Peeters bit stand and remove the beatitudes? After all, you can give whatever you want for Christmas! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02561146722461747647 James F. McGrath

    Apart, of course, from the fact that it should be “Farrer”? :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00088119765077193302 julieunplugged

    LOLOL! Funny.


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