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Unformatted text preview: 2-4-08I The Apocalyptic Interpretation of History in the Gospel of MarkA Canonical order:1 Matt2 Mark3 Luke4 John5 Acts6 21 Separate Letters7 The ApocalypseB Question: Mark's Jesus is a strange and mysterious hero; why?1 Answer: Mark was trying to solve a problem: How can one understand the significance of Jesus (who died 4 decades before the war's end) in light of the completely shocking destruction of God's holy city and temple?i So: Mark reinterpreted Jesus as an apocalyptic figure of judgement and promise...C Historical Translations1 2 Contexts:a languageb social, economic, political structures; conceptions of the universe, human beings, etc.2 Texts (Greek)a earliest from 4th century (sinaiticus; vaticanus)b fragments of papyri3 Lacking (in relation to Matt and Luke)a details about birth and familyI 1:9 "in those days Jesus came from Nazereth of Galilee and was babtized by John in the Jordan"b Resurection appearenceI he had been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you." 8 So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amzaizement had seized them and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraidc TeachingsI parables, less in mark (6) than matt (21) and luke (29)IImatt and luke add the sermon on the mount/planeD Misunderstood, Secret, and Abandoned Messiah1 family "he has gone out of his mind" (3:21)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course RELIGION 202 taught by Professor Wallace during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '08