Bernard Muller wrote: ↑Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:29 am
So, so you have different Q's for different parts of the NT?
How many Q trajectories do you have then - and do you have pictures to go with all of them? I found it rather helpful
This is what I wrote:
I think some Q sayings were collected very early. That process kept going for decades (with many sayings/narratives being created) up to even after gMark was known. Then, before gLuke & gMatthew were written, these sayings (with a few narratives), some in Aramaic, the other in Greek were put in a single document "Quelle". Aramaic parts were then translated in Greek, sometimes differently.
So the Q document would incorporate a mix of (few) deemed authentic sayings with many created
The created stuff would have nothing to do with Peter, certainly true about Q sayings showing knowledge of GMark.
If I can be awfully rough, basically that is what I call "a layered tradition", with a source document, multiple intermediate documents and one final document - and the question then is, who authored it all, was there a committee, in a sense of some centralised action, top-down, exerting control and validation, or was this more of a bottom-up process, decentralised, where it was something like a buddy system that allowed for your entry to be "taken up into the records"?
Regardless of the answer, the "Q" that would result exists in many forms, and what one would need to do is put version numbering to it: Q 1.0, 1.5, 2.2, 2.3, 4.8 - and so on
Because in this scenario, Q dramatically changes form, shape but above all content, and one couldn't possibly speak of "a Q document"