E Other Qq Tradition

The picture is little different for traditions shared by Matthew and Luke elsewhere in the record of Jesus' teaching. Once again there are passages where the wording is so close that a literary dependence is the most obvious explanation. But once again, too, there are parallel passages which simply cry out to be explained in terms of the flexibility of oral tradition.

Matt. 10.34-38

Luke 12.51-53; 14.26-27

34 Do not think that I came to bring peace to the I came not to bring peace, but a sword.

35 For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother.

and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36 a man's foes will be members of his own household. 37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;

38 and he who does not take up his cross and follow after me is not

12.51 Do you consider that I am here to give peace on the earth? No. I tell vou. but rather division! 52 From now on five in one household will be divided; three against two and two against three 53 they will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.

14.26 Whoever comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, and wife and children, and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, cannot be mv disciple. 27 Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be

worthy of me.

my disciple.

254. E.g., the reconstructions of Q by Polag, Fragmenta Q, seem to assume that sometimes Luke, sometimes Matthew, has preserved Q; as a result he both masks the disparity between the two versions and still leaves it a puzzle why either or both diverged from the written text of Q. E.g., in the first case, on the usual literary redactional principles, it is more likely that Luke 14.34a echoes Mark 9.50a than that Luke = Q.

255. Matt. 8.19b-22/Luke 9.57b-60a; Matt. 11.7-11, 16-19/Luke 7.24-28, 31-35; Matt. 11.25-27/Luke 10.21-22; Matt. 12.43-45/Luke 11.24-26; Matt. 23.37-39/Luke 13.34-35; Matt. 24.45-5 I/Luke 12.42-46.

Matt. 18.15,21-22

Luke 17.3-4

15 "If vour brother sins against

3 Be on your guard! If your brother sins.

you, go and point out the fault when you and he are alone. If he listens to you, you have regained your brother".

21 Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often should I forgive him? As many as seven times?" 22 Jesus said to him, "I you, not seven but seventy-seven times".

rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.

4 And if someone sins against you seven times a day, and turns back to you seven times and says, "I repent", you must forgive him.

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