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Title: Q-Forschung un Jesusforschung
Subtitle: Versuch eines Brückenschlags
Author(s): RAU, Eckhardt
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 82 Issue: 4 Date: December 2006
J. S. Kloppenborg Verbin is right: Q research and Jesus research have seldomly intersected, and it is time to connect them systematically. I will try this kind of connection at a subject where success seems to be very unlikely: at the sayings against „this generation“. Q research has proven that these sayings are very important for the composition and theology of the sayings source. But it states that most of them are sayings of christian prophets, who announce the final judgement to those who couldn’t be convinced by the Q-group’s mission in Galilee. Contrary to this position, the research of Jesus’ final judgement proclamation opens the way for the possibility that the sayings against „this generation“ reflect Jesus’ failure. If that is right, Jesus research has to suggest a break in Jesus’ mission in Galilee which seems to be one of the deciding reasons for his leaving for Jerusalem. And Q research has to realize that the saying source supports an extension of Jesus’ mission outside of Galilee, and this in the horizon of the final judgement against „this generation“: that Jesus had been rejected by.