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The Great Commandment Pericope and Q

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In this essay, the author talks about the existence of a Q-variant of the Markan great commandment pericope. He considers three points in this essay: the Luke' s editorial activity in 10:25-28, the minor agreements between Mt 22:34-40 and Lk 10:25-28, and the possibility of Mark's knowledge of this Q passage and his use of it in 12:28-34. The author proceeds cautiously to indicate whether the evangelists is either present or absent in the Q pericope. The pericope became the final discussion while Jesus, during the last days of his public life, was walking in the temple. It appears impossible to explain adequately Lk 10:25-28 and Mt 22:34-40 without the postulate of a second source, a text which is different from Mk 12:28-34. The two texts, Q 10:25-28 and Mk 12:28-34, apparently deal with the same incident. The author feels that Mark radically edited Q.

Keywords: commandment pericope; Jesus; Luke; Mark; Q pericope; Q-variant



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