Quelle Erat Demonstrandum

The Jesus Blog has a poll, asking “Do You Q?” Please click through and vote! I'd also be interested to hear your thoughts on the subject here.

Mark Goodacre also discussed Q skepticism in the context of the academy on his blog recently.

It also came up in discussion of another post here, whether the quotation of a saying of Jesus in 1 Timothy 5:18, attributing it to “Scripture,” could be a quotation from Q rather than from the Gospel of Luke. Unfortunately the dating of both 1 Timothy and Luke are hard to pin down, making the direct knowledge of one by the other impossible to exclude. But it is an interesting possibility!

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  • Just Sayin’

    My concern would be that probably only a tiny percentage of ordinary church-goers would know what we are talking about. What popular, widely-read Christian book even mentions Q?

    Me? I don’t know enough either, to vote one way or the other in the poll.

  • Andrew Dowling

    While there are issues with Q, IMO it remains by far the most plausible solution to the Matthew-Luke shared material issue. The alternative views I’ve seen are a stretch, and that’s being generous.