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Composition of the Sayings Source: Genre, Synchrony and Wisdom Redaction in Q (Alan Kirk) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1998) 9789004110854
Composition of the Sayings Source: Genre, Synchrony and Wisdom Redaction in Q (Alan Kirk) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1998) 9789004110854
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Title: The Composition of the Sayings Source: Genre, Synchrony and Wisdom Redaction in Q

Author: Kirk, Alan

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1998

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004110854

Volumes: 1; Pages: xiv, 444

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This volume analyzes the "Q materials" in the light of compositional conventions of ancient instructional genres. The author begins by assessing literary-critical approaches to Q which began with Harnack and have culminated in the work of Kloppenborg, Sato, and others. Next he articulates a theory of genre analysis drawn from text-linguistics, literary criticism, and rhetorical criticism. An array of ancient paraenetic texts is used to generate genre-critical models, in turn applied comprehensively to the double tradition materials. The results are used to critically assess recent redaction-history theories of Q's formation and to locate Q more securely among ancient paraenetic genres.The book will be of interest to synoptic gospels scholarship, historians of Christian origins, literary critics, and those investigating the production, social function, and performance of texts in early Christianity.CONTENTSPreface Abbreviations I Compositional Analysis of Q: History and Theory Compositional Analyses of Q in the History of Scholarship Harnack Julicher Wellhausen Bultmann Streeter Dibelius Schulz Luhrmann Hoffmann Bammel Polag Schurmann Zeller Jacobson Schmithals Uro Kloppenborg Vaage Boring, Kelber, Horsley Sato Downing Mack Piper Sevenich-Bax Results and Considerations of Method Determining Genre Determining the Structure of Texts II Instructional Speech Compositions in Ancient Wisdom Literature Defining Small Wisdom Forms Egyptian Instructional Compositions Instructional Compositions in Proverbs 1-9 Greco-Roman Instructional Compositions Deliberative Rhetoric Chreia Elaboration Lehrgedicht, Gnomologium, Chreia Collection Sentences of Sextus Ad Demonicum Golden Verses of Pythagoras Hellenistic-Jewish Instructional Speeches Pseudo-Phocylides Syriac Menander Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs Sirach Results III Instructional Speech Genre in Q Instructional Speeches in Q Love Your Enemies (6:27-35) Judge Not (6:37-42) Trees, Fruit, and Speech (6:43-45) Confident Prayer (11:2-13) Beelzebul Controversy (11:14-23) Request for a Sign (11:29-35) Courageous Witness (12:2-12) Do Not Be Anxious (12:22-31, 33-34) Be Watchful and Ready (12:35-46) Discerning the Times (12:49, 51, 53-59) Enter Through the Narrow Door (13:24-30; 14:11, 16-24, 26-27; 17:33; 14:34-35) Discerning the Day of the Son of Man (17:23-37) Results IV Macro-composition in Wisdom Literature and in Q Macro-compositional Techniques in Ancient Wisdom Literature Egyptian Instructions Sirach Pseudo-Phocylides Golden Verses Wisdom of Solomon Macro-compositions in Q Eschatological Discourse (Q 12:2-22:30) Controversy Discourse (Q 10:23-24; 11:2-13, 14-23, 24-26, 29-35, 39-52; 13:34-35) Mission Instruction (Q 9:57-60; 10:2-16, 21-22) Inaugural Discourse (Q 3:7-9, 16-17, 21-22; 4:1-13; 6:20b-49; 7:1-10, 18-35) Summing Up Bibliography Indexes
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