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The Q Document

In the 19th century, New Testament scholars noted that the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, which display similarity in word choice and event placement, share material not found in their generally recognized common source, the Gospel of Mark. Accordingly, some theorized that, independently of one another, the authors used the Gospel of Mark along with a hypothetical second source, dubbed the Q document, when composing their manuscripts. What is the theoretical lost text said to contain? More...
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The Q Document
In the 19th century, New Testament scholars noted that the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, which display similarity in word choice and event placement, share material not found in their generally recognized common source, the Gospel of Mark. Accordingly, some theorized that, independently of one another, the authors used the Gospel of Mark along with a hypothetical second source, dubbed the Q document, when composing their manuscripts.
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Q document
The Gospels of Matthew and Luke were written independently, each using Mark and a second hypothetical document called "Q" as a source. Q was conceived as the most likely explanation behind the common material (mostly sayings) found in the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke but not in Mark.

The Q source (also Q document, Q Gospel, Q Sayings Gospel, or Q from German: Quelle, meaning "source") is a hypothetical written collection of sayings (logia) of Jesus defined as the "common" material found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke but not in their other written source, the Gospel of Mark. According to this hypothesis, this ancient text was based on the Oral Tradition of the Early Church.[1]

Along with Markan priority, Q was hypothesized by 1900, and it is one of the foundations of modern gospel scholarship.[2] B. H. Streeter formulated a widely accepted view of Q: that it was a written document (not an oral tradition) composed in Greek; that almost all of its contents appear in Matthew, in Luke, or in both; and that Luke more often preserves the original order of the text than Matthew. In the two-source hypothesis, Matthew and Luke both used Mark and Q as sources. Some scholars have postulated that Q is actually a plurality of sources, some written and some oral. Others have attempted to determine the stages in which Q was composed.[3]

The existence of Q has been questioned.[3] The omission of what should have been a highly treasured dominical document from all the early Church catalogs, and from mention by the fathers of the early Church, might be seen as a great conundrum of modern Biblical scholarship.[4] However, copying Q might have been seen as unnecessary as it was preserved in the gospels that were considered canonical. Hence it was preferable to copy Gospels of Matthew and Luke, where the sayings of Jesus from Q were rephrased to avoid misunderstandings, and to fit their own situations and their understanding of what Jesus had really meant.[5] Despite challenges, the two source hypothesis retains wide support.[3]

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I think the existence of the so-called Q document is very much possible.
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