Metaphor, Narrative & Parables in Q

Wissenschftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. No. 315

Book Title

Edited by: Dieter T. Roth, et el.
April 2014
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161523380
533 Pages
$295.00 Hardcover


Research on Q has frequently been driven by questions addressing the legitimacy of the two-source hypothesis or by questions related to the reconstruction of this source. As such, Q scholarship has often viewed its tasks primarily through the lenses of source- and redaction-critical perspectives. The authors of this volume make a conscious effort to refocus, at least to a certain extent, discussions concerning Q from questions of reconstruction to narratival and metaphorical aspects of this text. Narrative elements such as space, time, characters, plot, etc. on the one hand, and metaphorical elements such as Bildfeldtradition, socio-historical aspects of the images employed, etc., on the other, can be recognized and examined even apart from a precise, verbal reconstruction of a text. Since parables are an especially fruitful area for such considerations, the parables found in Q receive particular emphasis and consideration. Along these lines, this publication is intended to provide not only new perspectives on old questions in Q scholarship (e.g., tradition-history, social context, tradents, etc.) but also to provide stimulus for new directions in the study of Q.


Survey of contents:

Introduction Ruben Zimmermann: Metaphorology and Narratology in Q Exegesis: Literary Methodology as an Aid to Understanding the Q Text

Metaphor in Q Daniel A. Smith: The Construction of a Metaphor: Reading Domestic Space in Q - Christopher Tuckett: Q and Family Ties - InHee Park: Children and Slaves: The Metaphors of Q - Sarah E. Rollens: Conceptualizing Justice in Q: Narrative and Context - Markus Tiwald: Die protreptische, konnotative und performative Valeur der Gerichts- und Abgrenzungsmetaphorik in der Logienquelle

Narrative in Q Harry T. Fleddermann: The Narrative of Jesus as the Narrative of God in Q - Michael Labahn: Was "Lücken" berichten: Exemplarische Beobachtungen zu narrativen "gaps" in Q - Detlev Dormeyer: Q 7,1.3.6b-9.?10? Der Hauptmann von Kafarnaum: Narrative Strategie mit Chrie, Wundergeschichte und Gleichnis - Robert A. Derrenbacker, Jr.: "The Medium is the Message": What Q’s Content Tells us about its Medium - Marco Frenschkowski: Nicht wie die Schriftgelehrten: Nichtschriftgelehrte Rezeption alttestamentlich-jüdischer Traditionen in der Logienquelle und im Koran

Parables in Q Paul Foster: The Q Parables: Their Extent and Function - John S. Kloppenborg: The Parable of the Burglar in Q: Insights from Papyrology - Erin K. Vearncombe: Searching for a Lost Coin: Papyrological Backgrounds for Q 15,8-10 - Christoph Heil: Was erzählt die Parabel vom anvertrauten Geld? Sozio-historische und theologische Aspekte von Q 19,12-26 - Dieter T. Roth: "Master" as Character in the Q Parables