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Re: [XTalk] A Tale of Two Caesareas

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  • Ted Weeden
    Frank McCoy wrote on May 11, 2003: (snip) ... Frank, all my time and effort has been consumed recently in finishing a writing project. I leave tomorrow for a
    Message 1 of 1 , May 21, 2003
      Frank McCoy wrote on May 11, 2003:

      (snip)

      > (Ted Weeden)
      > > For some time I have been an advocate of the Markan
      > provenance being Caesarea Philippi. I first presented
      > my position on XTalk in a post of February 29, 2000,
      > entitled, "Guidelines for Locating the Markan
      > Community." As a part of my "Two Jesuses Thesis," (X
      > Talk post, "Two Jesuses: the Provocative Parallels,"
      > March 4, 2003, and subsequent posts on the thesis), I
      > also argued for the provenance of Mark being Caesarea
      > Philippi and followed that up with three posts:
      > "Caesarea Philippi and the Markan
      > Community: I," (March 16, 2003), "Caesarea Philippi
      > and the Markan Community, IIA" (March 17, 2003),
      > "Caesarea Philippi and the Markan Community, IIB"
      > (March 17, 2003).
      > >
      > > In those three posts I began to develop further my
      > case by giving extensive background on Caesarea
      > Philippi in preparation for a post in which I would
      > tie the "internals" of the Gospel of Mark with the
      > "externals" of Caesarea Philippi in the first century
      > CE, particularly in the "war years." I have not been
      > able to finish that post because of the continuing
      > work and attention I am giving to my "Two Jesuses"
      > theory. However, Frank's post in which he has argued
      > for Mark's community being located at Caesarea
      > Maratima rather than Caesarea Philippi has prompted me
      > to share twelve points I will make in the as yet
      > unfinished essay. The twelve points indicate how, in
      > my judgment, the "internals" of the Markan Gospel and
      > the "externals" of the Caesarea Philippi Sitz im Leben
      > fit hand in glove in support of my position.
      > >
      > > I share those twelve points below:
      > >
      > > (1)The rural ambience of the Markan narrative
      > suggests that the Markan community is situated in a
      > rural village (so Howard Kee, _Community of the New
      > Age_; Richard Rohrbaugh, "The Social Location of
      > Mark's Audience," INT_, 1993); and Gerd Theissen (_The
      > Gospels in Context_).
      >
      > Dear Ted Weeden:
      >
      > Since most of Palestine was rural, that much of the
      > Markan narrative takes place in a rural setting is
      > only to be expected. So, ISTM, it is dubious to take
      > this as an indication that the Markan community was
      > located in a rural village.
      >
      > Further, there is evidence that the Markan community
      > was located in a city.

      Frank, all my time and effort has been consumed recently in finishing a
      writing project. I leave tomorrow for a family visit and will not be back
      home until May 27. I will respond to your post after that. I am sorry for
      the delay in my response.

      Ted
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