Re: Q and Papias
On Thu, 27 Oct 1994 Michael_Thompson@housing.ucsd.edu wrote:
> I agree and go a step further. I may be naive, but I feel that
> assumption of a Matthean priority in the writing of the gospels goes a
> long way to plugging a lot of the Q holes (as it were). I believe
> that is Farmer's position isn't it?
Does no one have a problem with the "birth story" tacked on to the
beginning of Matthew? The "core" text of Matthew begins exactly where
Mark begins--with the appearance of John the Baptist. Whatever one's view of
the nature of Q, the lack of such a birth story in Mark would seem further
evidence of Mark's priority--as is, possibly, the lack of a genuine
"resurrection" postscript in Mark.