Moving on to Luke 7:18-28 the inquiry from John the Baptist
Dieter T. Roth does not have any text not from Luke, while Jason DeBuhn has “in prison” in verse 18 and “Go and ask him,” in verse 19 before the main question. Matthew has “ἐν τῷ δεσμωτηρίῳ” – “in the prison” (11:2) after “Now John hearing”. It is likely that the Q saying we have here does not have John in prison as in Luke. Luke has a very much shortened version of the imprisonment of John (3:19-20), while Matthew (14:3-12) follows Mark’s story (6:17-29) including John’s death. It is therefore likely Matthew has added “in the prison” because it would also make sense for Luke to have John in prison in 7:18.
The “Go and ask him,” in verse 19 looks like an addition to what both Luke and Matthew have to parallel “Πορευθέντες ἀπαγγείλατε Ἰωάννῃ”, (Go and tell John) in Mt 11:4 and Lk 7:22.
With regard to the woman anointing Jesus in the Pharisee’s house (Lk 7:36-50) the Marcion gospel has no differences. This is either a “L” tradition or Luke has heavily expanded the Marcan story (Mk 14:3-9) – in both stories the householder is named as Simon.
Discussion about the New Testament, apocrypha, gnostics, church fathers, Christian origins, historical Jesus or otherwise, etc.