Re: Q and Papias
> Perhaps we need to examine what methods were used in training the disciples
> of the rabbis in particular, but perhaps also the disciples of the
> philosophical schools as well. My understanding is that the former both
> learned to recite sayings word for word, but also took notes, at least in some
> cases. Such multiple separate traditions coming from multiple students could
> produce the situation we see in the synoptics of many of the same sayings and
> situations being reported, with similar, yet altered language not
> characteristic of literary sourcing.
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What texts do you have in mind that are literarily dependent and show
greater verbal similarity than what is found in the portions of
Matthew and Luke that are generally considered to come from Q?
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