On 2 Dec 2000, at 19:53, Jeffrey B. Gibson wrote:
> 1. Authenticity and Origins (does it go back to Jesus in its entirety?
> It is a later composite of originally individual petitions)
> 2. Original Version (Matthew's or Luke's?)
> 3. Explanation of Differences between the Texts
> 4. Its Relation to Jewish Prayers
> 5. General Meaning: An Eschatological Prayer?
> 6. Meaning of Individual Petitions
> 7. The Prayer's use by the early church
> Should anything else be included? Or to put this another way, are there
> any other things that those who are saying something about the LP are
> saying something about?
Although this may well be covered under "3. Explanation of
Differences between the Texts", I'd be interested in seeing a (more
broadly) text-critical chapter, perhaps even before we get to topic
number 2. For one can't decide which (if either) is more "original"
out of Matt // Didache or Luke until one has decided on how one
reconstructs those texts. The Lord's Prayer, as you know of
course, is one of the most fascinating of all pericopae to view from
a text-critical perspective. In relation to bibliography, I don't recall if
your biblio. included my colleague David Parker's _The Living Text
fo the Gospels_ (Cambridge: C.U.P., 1997), which features a whole
chapter on the textual history of the prayer.
The book sounds interesting -- I look forward to it!
Dr Mark Goodacre mailto:M.S.Goodacre@...
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