[Synoptic-L] Luke's narrative introductions
>Robert Brenchley wrote --Robert,
>It is relatively easy to posit a 'minimal Q' (material common to both
I think it is much more difficult than is commonly supposed. In
fact the triple tradition, which includes a passion narrative, is all
material common to both Gospels (Mt and Lk). I do not think "material
common to both Gospels (Mt and Lk)" will do as a definition of Q for
most advocates of the 2DH, therefore.
Earlier in this thread I gave my understanding of the 'minimal Q'
definition in the following wording --
>That really is quite complex. On the one hand it admits the triple
>As I understand it, some Q theorists who accept the 2DH define a
>"minimal Q" as wording common to both Matthew and Luke (whether double
>or triple tradition) which, on the 2DH, could not have been derived
tradition "Mark-Q Overlaps" into Q, but on the other hand rules out all
triple tradition which is not "Mark-Q Overlap". I would suggest that in
the 2DH, the concept of Q is strangely complex.
>Only if the 'minimal Q' definition is set aside. It is just not possible
>is there any way that Q theorists can set a limit to those parts of the
>Gospels which *could* have been taken from it by one author alone?
for material to be both common to Mt and Lk and also to be in only Lk,
or in only Mt. The laws of logic will not allow it.
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