Re: [Synoptic-L] Five witnesses to sQ
- I wrote;
>>There are five extant witnesses to the nature of sQ.Jim West replied:
>>(1) Paul is a witness to its general content.
>>EN SOFIA LOGOU (1 Cor 1:17)
>>EN DIDAKTOIS ... SOFIAS LOGOIS (1 Cor 2:13)
>so you see these as *quotation markers*?Jim,
Perhaps the word "quotation" is too strong here; more like *allusion
>>(2) Mark is a witness to its genre.Yes, though with the proviso that Mark deliberately slipped in a
>> The phrase EN TH DIDACH AUTOU occurs in Mark only at 4:2 and 12:38,
>again- you see the prepositional phrase as a quotation indicator?
couple of non-sQ parables which may represent his own vision of the
>>(4) Luke is a witness to its size.Possible, but less likely than one might think because the links into
>> "The Lord appointed seventy-two ..... and sent them ..... two by two
>>....." (Lk 10:1).
>> This looks like a subtle hint at the 72 paired sayings attributed to
>>Jesus which constitute sQ.
>i like this one a lot- but it might be dashed to bits on the rock of
>re-counting (the units of sQ).
pairs help in the delineation. For example, 'Sheep/coin' makes such a
good parallel with the single saying 'Pearls/swine' that it seems highly
likely that the lost sheep and the lost coin were treated together as a
single saying. Also some sections of sQ appear to have been in two
halves. In section A their remnants can be found in Mt ch.5 and Mt ch.7
respectively. In section D their remnants can be found in Mt ch.23 // Lk
11:39-52 and Mt ch.24 // Lk 17:23-35 respectively. Taking these as equal
halves (for which there is some evidence in sections B and D), together
with the pairings, indicates that the total number of sayings would
probably have been a whole multiple of 4.
>>(5) Papias is a witness to its author and its language.No, I see it merely as a label.
>> "Matthew recorded the oracles [TA LOGIA] in the Hebrew tongue.
>so you see ta logia as a title?
>if so- why does papias call it ta logia, while paul, as you show above,
>calls it sofia logou...?
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