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“We are Judean”! The Sayings Gospel Q’s redactional approach to the Law

M Cromhout
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 27, No 3 | a186 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v27i3.186 | © 2006 M Cromhout | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 September 2006 | Published: 30 September 2006

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This article is focussed on Q’ s treatment of the Law and what it can tell us about the Q community’ s Judean ethnic identity. It is argued that part of the reason for the incorporation of the main redaction in Q (here Kloppenborg’ s Q2 + Q3) was to defend the Judean ethnic identity of the Q people.  This becomes evident in its conservative approach to the Law as opposed to that of the formative stratum where the Law was freely reconstructed. Q’ s approach to the Law is also informed by its Moses/New Exodus typology encountered in the various strata.


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