> In a message dated 11/24/2003 11:27:03 AM Eastern Standard Time, k.hanhart@... writes:
> << The question every exegete should answer is in my view, 'Should we
accept Mark's clear citation of LXX Isaiah 22,16 in 15,46. or should we
> This seems like a strange place to start, but compelled to do so, my
observation would be as follows. It is truly unfortunate for your position
that Matthew not only has a parallel to this Markan text, but his text is
actually closer in more than one respect to the LXX text of Isaiah 22:16
here than is the Markan parallel. This style of writing would be very
typical of Matthew, the apocalyptic scribe, and as you rightly point out,
Matthew shows an interest in this very prophetic text elsewhere in his
Gospel as well (Matt 16). I would have to assume, until otherwise persuaded
of the validity of the Markan priority hypothesis, that Mark and his
audience were most probably as innocent of this Isaiah allusion as I was
until you brought it to our attention. I thank you for doing so, but I
continue to insist that your brilliant discovery needs just one minor
correction: it needs to be attributed to the right evangelist.
Thank you, Leonard, for the remark "your brilliant discovery". You are the
first scholar - besides Ingo Broer - who, to my knowledge, openly expresses
agreement concerning the citation of LXX Isa 16,22. The only important
presupposition separating our positions concerns the question who wrote the
open tomb narrative first, Mark or Matthew. Besides, it was not my
discovery. Rather I followed up the hint by the liberal Jewish author,
Claude Montefiore, whose commentary on the opened monument story was ignored
for too long. Admittedly, the consequences for a new understanding of the
Gospel's resurrection story are rather significant.
Perhaps we should continue with the "strange place to start". It is my
contention that Matthew's representation of the resurrection of Jesus as
well as his "on this rock I will build my ecclesia" can be far better
explained as a reaction to and partly polemic defence of Mark's Passover
Haggadah. a post-70 revision of an earlier document than vice versa.
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