In Response To: Rikk Watts
On: SBL Session on AYC's Mark
Many thanks to Rikk for his authoritative account of his comments on AYC's
Mark at the recent SBL. (As mentioned, in addition to other shortcomings, my
own notes at the time were meant for my own later use, and did not aspire to
be a transcript of the session as such).
That session being now as adequately reported as it is likely to be, perhaps
the next step might be to engage, not that specific commentary, but the
larger question of Mark. Rikk's notes provide a variety of points from which
that engagement might begin: points which in his view were incompletely or
unsatisfactorily dealt with in the commentary, and thus inviting further
attention by the modern Markan community.
E Bruce Brooks
Warring States Project
University of Massachusetts at Amherst