Q, Memory and Matthew: A Response to Alan Kirk

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus
Author: Mark Goodacre1
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It is testimony to the resilience of the Q hypothesis, and to the determination of its defenders, that in spite of recent attacks, it is still generating thoughtful, rigorous and stimulating studies like Q in Matthew,1 Alan Kirk’s long awaited follow-up to his 1998 study, The Composition of the Sayings Source.2 But where that study focused on Q as text, this one focuses on Q as source. Kirk explores how Matthew appropriated the Q source in his gospel, bringing insights from studies of ancient media to argue that Matthew’s use of Q

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