The Didache and “Q”

Awhile ago today I heard something about the sayings of Jesus in relation to discovered papyrus. [1] I immediately linked this with the fabled Q source(s), although I have since been reminded about the Gospel of Thomas. Anyway, before this blog gets more muddled than it already is, I just want to share with you an article which I found particularly interesting:

Has the Q Source Been Under Our Noses All Along? Luke, Matthew, and the Didache | Is That in the Bible

Ever since I first encountered the Didache I have developed a deep respect for it. It is, as far as I am aware, the earliest known attempt to formalize Christian worship. Although source criticism is an entirely different reason for using this document, the fact that the Didache was used at all made for a very enjoyable read!

I hope that you find it just as good.


[1] Someone was reading Peter Parsons’ City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish: Greek Lives in Roman Egypt (2007).


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