Book Details

Die Raumsemantik und Figurensemantik der Logienquelle (by ARNE BORK)
2015. XVI, 342 pages. ISBN 978-3-16-154139-1.
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. Reihe 404


In this study of the Sayings Source’s spatial and character semantics, Arne Bork exposes the literary arrangement of Q’s narrated reality. What significance do these semantics have for the narrative of Q? How are the various characters to be situated in the space of the narrated world? And which inferences can be drawn concerning the Q narrative’s theology, as well as the sociology of a community of Q-recipients, by referring to the semantics of space and characters? Methodically, the author takes an intertextual approach to the Q-narration which targets the sense but not the exact wording of Matthew’s and Luke’s simultaneously transmitted logia. By using theories and models from current literary studies and historiography, this interdisciplinary study is able to confirm and extend present Q-research.