creider at csd.uwo.ca
Tue Jul 17 10:57:40 EDT 2001
1. John Painter, _Mark's Gospel_ (Routledge, 1997) writes (p.4):
Scholars today are convinced that Matthew was written in Greek, not
in Hebrew or Aramaic. He later states that Mark was written in Greek.
Is there a scholarly consensus today that all four gospels were written
originally in Greek (i.e. not translated from Hebrew or Aramaic)? This
is not to preclude the use of a collection of sayings which may have been
written originally in some language other than Greek.
2. What is the current status of scholarship with respect to Q? Davies and Allison, in their commentary on Matthew, after referring to various reconstructions
write (p.121), `there is a considerable measure of agreement'. But then they
add in footnote: `...we remain doubtful as to whether anyone has successfully
reconstructed the whole tradition-history of Q. For a review of attempts see
Kloppenborg, "Tradition".' Unfortunately, the expansion of the Kloppenborg
reference is missing in the bibliography/list of abbreviations. If someone
can supply it, I would be grateful.
More information about the B-Greek