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Metaphor, Narrative, and Parables in Q
Roth, Dieter T., Ruben Zimmermann and Michael Labahn, editors

Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014 pp. x + 423. $220.00

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Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 315


Description: Research on Q has frequently been driven by questions addressing the legitimacy of the two-source hypothesis or by questions related to the reconstruction of this source. As such, Q scholarship has often viewed its tasks primarily through the lenses of source- and redaction-critical perspectives. The authors of this volume make a conscious effort to refocus, at least to a certain extent, discussions concerning Q from questions of reconstruction to narratival and metaphorical aspects of this text. Narrative elements such as space, time, characters, plot, etc. on the one hand, and metaphorical elements such as Bildfeldtradition, socio-historical aspects of the images employed, etc., on the other, can be recognized and examined even apart from a precise, verbal reconstruction of a text.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Greco-Roman Literature, Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Narrative Criticism, Quran

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Review by Joshua L. Mann
Published 10/23/2016
Citation: Joshua L. Mann, review of Dieter T. Roth, Ruben Zimmermann, and Michael Labahn, eds., Metaphor, Narrative, and Parables in Q, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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