Jesus, Q, & the Dead Sea Scrolls

A Judaic Approach to Q
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament
No. 2. 333


By Simon J. Joseph
December 2012
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed By Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9783161521201                          
267 pages
$132.50 Paper Original

Simon J. Joseph proposes in his study before a new work model to Jewish ethnicity, community, origin and compositional characteristics in Q - understand - the oldest and most reliable source for the Palestinian-Jewish Jesus movement. With a critical eye, he compares the most important literary properties of Q 3-7, a section that introduces John the Baptist and includes the Beatitudes and Jesus' reply to John in the light of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Essenes and the Jewish wisdom traditions and messianism. By performing a critical comparative analysis of Q 6:20-23, Q 7:22, 4Q525 and 4Q521, he doubts his approach the prevailing assumption that Q is a Galilean text, which is an offshoot of the early Galilean Jesus movement that is neither messianic nor apocalyptic.



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