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Title: A Source-critical Analysis of the Lord's Prayer
Subtitle: Multiple Autonomous Recensions or Q?
Author(s): ANDREJEVS, Olegs
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 96    Issue: 4   Date: 2020   
Pages: 661-679
DOI: 10.2143/ETL.96.4.3288794

Abstract :
Although in the New Testament the Lord’s Prayer is extant only in Matthew and Luke, scholars who work with the Two-Document hypothesis frequently maintain the Prayer’s proliferation apart from the Q source, in a liturgical tradition potentially also responsible for the Didache’s recension and for the Prayer’s echoes in Mark’s gospel. This essay analyzes the data supporting the above hypothesis, reopening the question of the Prayer’s exclusive transmission through Q. Some observations are included concerning the alternative solution offered by the Farrer-Goulder hypothesis.

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