Bruce Brooks wrote:
> ..... the whole Markan crucifixion scene, through 15:40 (the Women at
> the Cross), is black in this JSem book. One wonders if JSem regards the
> whole Crucifixion of Jesus as a fiction, and to find out, I turn to their
> preferred Gospels, Matthew and Luke. Matthew (p263-264), same story: all
> black except that historical truth appears with the Women At The Cross. Luke
> (p360-362), same story, except that Luke's unique addition of 23:27,
> "including women who mourned and lamented him" with the crowd who followed
> him, also gets a patch of color (robin blue).
I suggest you read "The Acts of Jesus" more carefully. The fact of the
crucifixion of Jesus is indicated by *red* in Mt 27:26bc // Mk 15:15c and Mt
27:35a // Mk 15:24a // Lk 23:33b (five places in all in the synoptics).
> ..... I find that Yarbro Collins is right to see stratification in that part
> of Mark considered simply as a text. For instance, she excises the tale of
> Peter's Denials.
She is wrong on this if she implies interpolation, for I've reconstructed
the archetype of Mark, and I can assure you that the denials were in there.
They are far too substantial for my method not to be able to distinguish
between their presence and their absence. But I would need to see her full
argument before presenting a detailed rebuttal.
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