By Hendrika Nicoline Roskam

This research investigates the problems of the beginning and objective of the Gospel of Mark. the writer argues that Mark’s Gospel used to be written in Galilee your time after the Jewish insurrection in 70 advert for a Christian viewers that used to be residing lower than the specter of persecution. the 1st a part of the ebook examines the location of Mark’s meant readers, and the character of and purposes for his or her persecution. the second one half establishes in what manner the Gospel addresses the location of Mark’s unique readers.

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D. Crossan, ‘The Seed Par­ ables of Jesus,’ JBL 92 (1973), pp. 244-266, esp. pp. 246-247. Crossan fails to decide whether v. 6 καί διά to μή εχειν ρίζαν έξηράνθη was added at the stage of Markan redaction or earlier. The typical Markan style of v. 6 καί διά to μή εχειν ρίζαν έξηράνθη, however, compels one to regard these words as belonging to the final redactional stage. M. Tuckett, ‘Parables Chapter,’ pp. 22-23, and J. Marcus, Mystery, pp. 32-33, follow Crossan, but rightly regard both v. 6 καί διά to μή εχειν ρίζαν έξηράνθη and v.

162 note 2; D. Lührmann, Markus­ evangelium, p. 85; RA. Guelich, Mark 1-8:26, p. 204; J. Marcus, Mark 1-8, p. 301. 7 See also R. Pesch, Markusevangelium I, pp. 226-227 and 245-246; J. Gnilka, Das Evan­ gelium nach Markus I, p. 157; D. Lührmann, Markusevangelium, pp. 80-81; RA. Guelich, Mark 1-8:26, p. 189; J. Marcus, Mark 1-8, pp. 289-290 and 310; J. Dupont, ‘Le chapitre des paraboles,’ pp. 218-219. THE PERSECUTION OF THE MARKAN CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 31 (w . 14-20). The plural τάς παραβολάς in v.

Marcus, Mark 1-8. A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (AB 27), New York/London, 2000, pp. 25-28. See also E. Best, ‘Mark’s Readers. A Profile,’ in F. Van Segbroeck, et al. ), The Four Gospels 1992 (FS F. Neirynck) Π (BETL 100B), Leuven, 1992, pp. 839-858, esp. p. 857. 26 For the text-critical problem concerning Dalmanutha in Mk 8:10, see Chapter 2, note 129. 16 INTRODUCTION influence, and yet there is no hint for the reader as to where he should locate them. Obviously, the reader is supposed to know these names and to have an idea of where the places bearing these names were located.

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