Re: Q on tape!
- May I ask who it is who does the narration? Is it Borg himself. And how
long does the tape last?
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- Don Spencer wrote:
> Certainly for Synoptic-L, the tape will not add to scholarlyI raised it in the same way that I raise any issue of bibliographic
> understanding. Perhaps Mark might indicate why he thinks we
> should take notice.
interest on the list -- because I thought people might be interested
in it or benefit from it. For one thing, I recently interviewed a
blind student for admission to our University and the experience made
me much more sensitive to the question of resources for
sight-impaired students. A professionally done audio tape of _The
Lost Gospel_ will no doubt sound better than, say, Sterling
Bjorndahl's internet version of the IQP Critical Text of Q. Internet
material on the machine we have at the University here comes over in
a Stephen Hawkins - type voice.
It is not just the sight-impaired who benefit from such things,
however. Don Spencer mentioned that he listens in the car and I
sometimes listen to audio texts on a walkman when walking to and from
work. Listening to a text performed often produces a different
impression than reading the same text. I would agree with Don
that the experience can be valuable.
On the other hand, the way that the tape was advertised did concern
me. The claims about "the original words of Jesus" and "now for the
first time" etc. (quoting from memory) tend to be the kind of
sensationalist talk that we could better do without, as Jim implies.
Further, I share the concern that others express with taking Q as a
"text" for granted without giving any hint of its hypothetical
nature. But this has been the case for some considerable time now,
and the release of an audio version is only another stage in the
unstoppable progress of the juggernaut.
All the best
Dr Mark Goodacre M.S.Goodacre@...
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- It seems Tatian attempted a Gospel harmony. Parts of it survive in a
manuscript donated to the church in Rome, Italy(Catholic) from the church in
Alexandria, Egypt(Coptic). An Arabic manuscript containing some of
Tatian's work and also excerpts form a Syrian commentary about the work are
what remains of the Diatessaron the Gospel harmony by Tatian the disciple of
Justin Martyr and his gospel harmony. This Q seems like a gospel harmony as
no Q manuscript exists but rather the sources for the gospels were the
apostles while they were alive(Polycarp). Various letters and notes must
have existed yet each author collected from as many sources as were
available and these were probably interviewed. I was fortunate enough to
collect a copy of the Diatessaron after numerous editions and not 100%
complete, but rather containing gaps of omission. I do not fully understand
it yet, but it is from a Vatican manuscript donated by the patriarch of
Alexandria in the 19th century.
From: James Trimm <jstrimm@...>
To: M.S.Goodacre@... <M.S.Goodacre@...>; Synoptic-L@...
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 1998 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: Q on tape!
>Wow he sounds confident that he knows what Q is. So how does he know that
>there were not Q sayings that Luke used but Mattew and Mark did not?
>How does he know that a certain saying that appers in two or more gospels
>did not come from another source (for example the proto-narative).
>How do we know that the so called "Q" sayings did not come from several
>It seems a bit premature, with no evidence that there ever was a single "Q"
>document to start publishing it on tape.
>That is about like selling cold-fusion reactors.
>At 12:26 PM 7/8/98 GMT, Mark Goodacre wrote:
>>Q will soon be available on audio tape. Marcus Borg (ed), _The Lost
>>The Original Sayings of Jesus_ is shortly to be released in an audio
>>Here is what the blurb says:
>> "These are the original words of Jesus, preserved and written by his
>> contemporaries. For the past 150 years, scholars around the world have
>> been rediscovering fragments of this lost Gospel. It is presented here
>> the first time in its entirety. Features the original Sermon on the
>> The Beatitudes, and the Lord's Prayer, along with parables, aphorisms,
>> Jesus' guidance for living a good and compassionate life."
>>This is an advance even on the blurb of the printed version of the book:
>> "The Lost Gospel Q brings the reader closer to the historical figure
>> Jesus than ever before. The sayings within this book represent thevery
>> first gospel. Lost for two thousand years, it's a window into theparables,
>> ancient Christianity. Here are the actual words of Jesus--the original
>> Sermon on the Mount, Lord's Prayer, and Beatitudes, as well as
>> aphorisms, and guidance on living a simple and compassionate life."
>>Dr Mark Goodacre M.S.Goodacre@...
>> Dept of Theology, University of Birmingham
>>World Without Q: http://www.bham.ac.uk/theology/q
>> (Please note new address)
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- re missive of 08/07/98 10:47 PM signed -Mark Goodacre- :
>A professionally done audio tape of _TheWhat people don't seem to understand is that this is
>Lost Gospel_ will no doubt sound better than, say, Sterling
>Bjorndahl's internet version of the IQP Critical Text of Q. Internet
>material on the machine we have at the University here comes over in
>a Stephen Hawkins - type voice.
actually a *remix* tape. It's a project by DJ Q-Borg,
also known as MixxMaster Markkus. He plundered two
mostly-forgotten albums (classics, really) by first-
century progressive rock artists for whatever vocal
snippets would go over with a mass audience, and
then looped those voice samples over some apocalyptic
sound-effects in order to get that layered "retro" feel.
He even sampled some cool "Satan" references to provide
an ear-catching little overture. It's sure to make
for a hit single and will definitely appeal to dance-
format radio in a way that all that *old* crap never would.
P.S. Now that "Thomas" remix, that's *really* a work of art.
Hundreds of hours of deconstructive tape-splicing.
I hear that's it's actually John Oswald doing another
Plunderphonics project under an assumed name.
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