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Title: The Resurrection of Jesus in the Plot of Q
Author(s): FLEDDERMANN, Harry T.
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 91 Issue: 1 Date: 2015
None of the four canonical gospels describes the resurrection of Jesus, but the discourse of each leads the reader to infer that the Jesus’ resurrection occurs in the gap or gaps between the Burial of Jesus and the Finding of the Empty Tomb. In the past thirty years some scholars have claimed that Q, unlike the canonical gospels, does not presume the resurrection of Jesus as the sequel to the crucifixion, but rather posits an assumption of Jesus. However, the textual basis cited to support the assumption hypothesis does not point unambiguously to an assumption, and the multiple references to a resurrection in the text of Q, as well as the theological structure of Q and the narrative structure of Q, show that Q, like the canonical gospels, presumes the resurrection of Jesus as the sequel to the crucifixion.