Greek noun in the neuter plural used in the LXX for words coming from God and likewise in the NT (Rom. 3: 2 ‘oracles’, NRSV, REB; ‘message’, NJB) of the words of God in the OT. Logia comes to be used in the early Church of the sayings of Jesus, and about 110 CE Papias of Hierapolis compiled a work, not now extant, entitled ‘Expositions of the Logia of the Lord’. A generation of NT scholars considered the possibility that this work might have been the hypothetical document Q which was taken to be a collection of Jesus' sayings embodied in different ways by Matthew and Luke to supplement the material they took from Mark.