Such a strategy of vindication is necessary for Q because it evidences a belief in Jesus' ongoing existence and future return as the Son of Man, and because resurrection though a feature of Q's eschatology is not individually applied to Jesus. A similar view is presupposed by the pre-Markan empty tomb tradition, which describes the disappearance of Jesus' body but narrates neither the resurrection itself nor an appearance of the risen Jesus. The book also draws out implications of the thesis for the place of the Sayings Gospel Q within the early Christian movements, particularly vis-vis the vindication of Jesus.
The International Q Project has been working for many years to establish the text of Q-the source for sayings of Jesus utilized by both Matthew and Luke. This edition provides a student version that includes both Greek text and English translation of the Sayings Gospel Q. In addition, it includes a glossary of Q's vocabulary, with English definitions. The introduction provides orientation for the student on the nature of Q and a brief history of research