[XTalk] Mark 3:29
- I have a question about section 12 of Jeffrey B. Gibsons article.
12. It is sometimes claimed, e.g. by Guelich (Mark 1-8:26, p. 180),
Lane (Mark, p. 146), Cranfield (Mark, p. 142, following Taylor [Mark,
p. 244]), E.
Schweizer (The Good News according to Mark [Atlanta: John Knox, 1975],
p. 87) and others, that Jesus' response in 3.28-30 is not a judgement
authorities or an assessment of what it is they have done, but only a
warning to them which says, in effect, `Watch out! You have no idea of
ground upon which you are treading. Talk like that [the charge], if
persistent, will make you liable to an eternal punishment'. This, if
true, would mitigate
something of the harshness of Jesus' rebuke and its apparent
I've noticed that in some translations of Mark 3:29, it says
"...are in danger of eternal damnation." as opposed to "...are guilty
of an eternal sin." I was wondering if there is any evidence to show if
the first is more reliable than the second. Do scholars know which one
is the earliest of the extant copies?
- At 06:50 PM 12/4/99 -0800, Julie Buescher wrote:
> I've noticed that in some translations of Mark 3:29, it saysThe translations that state "eternal damnation" (AIWNIOU KRISEWS) are
>"...are in danger of eternal damnation." as opposed to "...are guilty
>of an eternal sin." I was wondering if there is any evidence to show if
>the first is more reliable than the second. Do scholars know which one
>is the earliest of the extant copies?
following the Textus Receptus or the (Byzantine) Majority Text. The
"eternal sin" (AIWNIOU hAMARTHMATOS) reading follows the better and
earlier manuscripts such as the fourth century Codex Sinaiticus
(Aleph/01) and Codex Vaticanus (B/03). Only P45 predates these two
for the Gospel of Mark, but unfortunately P45 is lacking in Mark
from the beginning to 4:35.
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