The New Testament

A Historical and Theological Introduction


10. Q as an Entity

Questions for Review

  1. What is the “quick definition” of Q?
  2. Why has the exact content of Q proven so elusive?
  3. Why is Q sometimes referred to as the “Sayings Source”?
  4. What kind of theological emphases are there in Q?
  5. To what do Q1, Q2, and Q3 refer?
  6. Describe the investigations into the overlap between Mark and Q.
  7. Which narratives are in Q?
  8. What do the Gospel of Thomas and Q have in common?
  9. Why is it appropriate to call Q an ethical handbook for early followers of Jesus?
  10. How do some Q scholars answer the question of the life setting of the community for which Q was written?