the earliest Gospel
"...forgive, and you will be forgiven..."
"...love your enemies..."
"Judge not, and you
will not be judged..."
Quelle = Source
Merry Q Christmas
Text, 'Q (Quelle) the earliest Gospel' from:
at 09.25 - http://www.archive.org/details/HistoricalJesus
"Our best source of all for historical Jesus would be Paul, who is our earliest Christian author.
Unfortunately he doesn't tell us very much. Then he would be followed by Q, that is the common source
that was shared by Matthew and Luke, for stories not found in Mark especially involving sayings of
Jesus. Q would be followed by Mark then be followed by 'M' Matthew's special source, which would
be followed by 'L' Luke's special source and so on and so on..."
Q-Luke Gospel text from: religiousstudies.uncc.edu/people/jtabor/Qluke.html
"B. H. Streeter formulated a widely accepted view of Q: that it was a written document
(not an oral tradition) composed in Greek; that almost all of its contents appear in Matthew,
in Luke, or in both; and that Luke more often preserves the original order of the text than Matthew."