In The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant, (Harper Collins Pbk, 1992), John Dominic Crossan discusses the Biblical Lord’s Prayers. He begins his book by explaining how he decided what the Historical Jesus actually spoke. Crossan analyzed the Gospels and assigned more validity to passages which appear in at least all four. The Lords Prayer appears in only two, Luke11:2-4, and Matthew 6:9-13. In order for Crossan to include it among the sayings he attributes to the Historical Jesus he requires, “a wider attestation …and also a more uniform version of its contents.” I.E, found in more than two of the Gospels, and contain similar wording.

In The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant, (Harper Collins Pbk, 1992), John Dominic Crossan discusses the Biblical Lord’s Prayers.  He begins his book by explaining how he decided what the Historical Jesus actually spoke.  Crossan analyzed the Gospels and assigned more validity to passages which appear in at least all four.  The Lords Prayer appears in only two, Luke11:2-4, and Matthew 6:9-13.  In order for Crossan to include it among the sayings he attributes to the Historical Jesus he requires, “a wider attestation …and also a more uniform version of its contents.”  I.E, found in more than two of the Gospels, and contain similar wording. Even though Crossan does not find solid evidence to attribute the Biblical Lord’s Prayer to the historical Jesus, Crosson considers it “a serene statement of the absolute and unmediated access to God that the Jesus movement proclaims.”
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http://www.god-jesus-course-in-miracles.com/Jesus-Lords-Prayer.htm

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