Tuesday, September 12, 2023

NT Pod 102: Has Q Been Discovered?

NT Pod 102 asks, "Has Q Been Discovered?" It is 14 minutes long. 

NT Pod 102: Has Q Been Discovered? (mp3)

Key texts: P.Oxy.5575; Matt. 6.25-33; Luke 6.22-31; Luke 12.16-21; Thomas 27; Thomas 36; Thomas 63.

For more on P.Oxy.5575, see:

Peter Gurry, Synopsis of P.Oxy. 5575, Matt, Luke, and Thomas (Evangelical Textual Criticism Blog)
J. Fish, D.B. Wallace, and M. W. Holmes (eds), "P.Oxy. 5575" in Volume LXXXVII of The Oxyrhynchus Papyri (2023) [Fuller citation to follow]

Feel free to leave your feedback below or on Twitter or on our Facebook page, or on our new Instagram page.

Thanks to Ram2000, "Me and You", for the opening theme, released under a Creative Commons agreement.


  1. Very interesting indeed. All those fragments with sayings should be included in the research about the Synoptic problem. Another Gospel harmony like the Diatessaron? Thank you for this stimulating podcast.

  2. I can offer only questions. What proportion of the Oxyrhynchus material has been given at least a cursory look? I am wondering whether we should expect to find more material like this. Has anyone compiled the statistics to determine whether the sayings of Jesus are over-represented in manuscript fragments, compared to other sections of the canonical gospels? If they are over-represented, we may be mistaken to label them as fragments of Matt, Mark, Luke, or John. Lastly, is it fair to say that the 'new' fragment illustrates the complexity of the formation of gospel texts and thus slightly weakens the appeal of the simplicity of the Farrer hypothesis?