Re: [Synoptic-L] Temptation in Mark
- To: Synoptic
In Response To: Leonard
Leonard is quite right; the ministering angels are present in Mt 4:11b as
well as in Mk 1:13c. And I quite agree (I had already noticed) that angels
are uncharacteristic of Mk generally, save as the trappings of Heavenly rule
(or as the conditions of life in Heaven; no other angel does anything in the
present tense in Mk).
Whether that means that Mk is here indebted to Mt (as he cannot very
conveniently be said to be at several other points in his short narrative)
or is using something with a non-Matthean origin, may be left to other
discussion. But I do apologize for the slip.
E Bruce Brooks
Warring States Project
University of Massachusetts at Amherst