Baptist Traditions & Q

By Clare K. Rothschild
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, No. 190
December 2005
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161487915
336 pages, 6 ½” x 9 ½”
$135.00 Hardcover

The author offers the first comprehensive examination of why current models of Q feature traditions concerning John the Baptist both prominently and favorably. A close hermeneutical investigation of the NT Gospels, including literary phenomena such as the double attribution of sayings to John and to Jesus, contradictions among sayings of Jesus, and significant thematic continuities between Baptist traditions and Q sayings on topics such as the Son of Man and Kingdom of God, support the argument that at some point in the undoubtedly complex pre-history of its redactions exclusivity. This study also includes an important new interpretation of the Markan transfiguration narrative.

Contents include:
Chapter 1: New Testament Baptist Traditions
Chapter 2: The status quaestionis of the Quest of the Historical John
Chapter 3: Baptist Traditions and Q
Chapter 4: Q, Baptist Traditions and the Gospel of Mark
Chapter 5: Baptist Traditions and the Origin of the Son of Man Sayings in Q
Chapter 6: Baptist Traditions and the Origin of the Kingdom of God Sayings in Q


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