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Q: Sayings of Jesus or Logia?

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In this essay, the author presents some of his observations from the Gospels which were classed as apocryphal and the history of exegesis since the period of the Enlightenment. He considers the assumption that Matthew and Luke used a second source in addition to Mark to be assured, despite all criticism. His thesis is that at the beginning of Q-research there was a misunderstanding, namely Schleiermacher's interpretation of Papias' comments on the Gospels of Matthew and Mark. The term logia occurs not only in relation to these new discoveries, but also in the new exegetical investigations of form criticism. According to the author, Papias' interest lay in the oral tradition. Papias was the first to understand the sayings of Jesus as oracles preserved from antiquity. The sayings of Jesus are scrutinised for their authenticity, and do not in any way rank as logia.

Keywords: Jesus; logia; Luke; Mark; Matthew; Papias; Q-research; Schleiermacher



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