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Rethinking the Gospel Sources, Volume 2: The Unity and Plurality of Q
Burkett, Delbert

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009 pp. x + 282. $35.95

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Description: This work examines three disputed issues in the study of Q, the hypothetical source common to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke: its existence; its unity as a document; and the plurality of its wording. It evaluates the arguments for and against the existence of Q and concludes that some form of the Q hypothesis is necessary. It presents new evidence that most of the Q material existed as a single written source unified by recurring features of style and theme. Finally, it argues that differences between Matthew and Luke in the wording of Q were caused most often when one Evangelist replaced or combined Q with parallel material from another source.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Literature

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Review by Tobias Hagerland
Published 2/6/2010
Citation: Tobias Hagerland, review of Delbert Burkett, Rethinking the Gospel Sources, Volume 2: The Unity and Plurality of Q, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


Review by Christopher W. Skinner
Published 6/20/2010
Citation: Christopher W. Skinner, review of Delbert Burkett, Rethinking the Gospel Sources, Volume 2: The Unity and Plurality of Q, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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