Re: [XTalk] explanations for the two versions of the LP
- Alan Garrow argues [_The Gospel of Matthew's Dependence on the Didache_,
Continuum, 2004] that 'Matthew' edited the LP from Did. 8.2ff (implying that
'Luke' subsequently re-edited). This doesn't exactly speak to your question
of why the differing versions in M & L, but thought I might offer it since
Garrow's thesis doesn't seem to fit into your five schema (unless it be #1
or #3, but I believe he's agnostic on whether the Didache preserves the
ipsissima verba jesu).
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From: Jeffrey B. Gibson
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 7:40 AM
Subject: [XTalk] explanations for the two versions of the LP
> I'm working on what scholars have had to say
> regarding the question of why we have two
> versions of the LP in the NT (compare Mt. 6:9-13
> with Lk. 11:2-4).
> I've schematized the answers in this fashion:
> 1. The Lord's Prayer did not originate with Jesus
> but was composed later on the basis of Jesus'
> teaching about prayer and his activity in prayer.
> 2. Jesus gave the Prayer on two distinct occasions,
> the earlier probably preserved in Matthew, the
> later in Luke.
> 3. Matthew preserves the original words of Jesus,
> which were later modified by Luke for his audience.
> 4. Luke preserves the original form of the Prayer
> of Jesus which was liturgically expanded in Matthew.
> 5. The forms in Luke and in Matthew represent
> developments in two diverse worshiping communities.
> Can anyone here think of any scholarly explanations
> that I've missed?