Sayings about dating
The Sayings Source presumably originated in (north) Palestine, since its theological perspective is directed primarily to Israel.The proclamations of judgment at the beginning and end of the document are directed against Israel (cf.Further, some features of Q's Greek can be shown to be characteristic of a source originally written in Greek and uncharacteristic of translation Greek (Turner 1969).
Here the Q missionaries are told to take absolutely nothing for their journey, not even the basic necessities of life such as food or clothing.However, Q may also contain material that is preserved only by Matthew or only by Luke (called "Sondergut") as well as material that is paralleled in Mark (called Mark/Q overlaps).Although the temptation story and the healing of the centurion's son are usually ascribed to Q, the majority of the material consists of sayings.The Sayings Source was composed before the destruction of the temple, since the sayings against Jerusalem and the temple in Luke 13.34-35Q do not presuppose any military events. He was taken with the epic-apocalyptic mythology, the theme of prophetic prediction, and the announcment of judgment upon the scribes, Pharisees, and "this generation." The figure of the son of man intrigued him, as did the notion that the kingdom of God would be fully revealed only at the eschaton when the son of man (or Jesus, according to Mark) (re)appeared.A more precise determination of the time of composition must remain hypothetical, but a few indications point to the period between 40 and 50 CE: (1) Bearers of the sayings tradition, which possibly extends all the way back to pre-Easter times, included both wandering preachers of the Jesus movement as well as local congregations. 22.1-10 Q) indicate that the Gentile mission had begun, which is probably to be located in the period between 40 and 50 CE. to give some time for the additions obviously prompted by the ware, Mark can be dated between 75 and 80 C. Q also provided material that could easily be turned to advantage as building blocks in a coherent narrative account. The figure of the holy spirit was ready-made to connect the Q material on John and Jesus with the miracle stories Mark would use.