Re: [GTh] Thomas 60 and Mark 6:29-31 - related or not?
> ... the juxtaposition of 6:29's mention of JB's tomb, withSubsequent reflection has recalled the sandwiching and chiastic patterns
> 6:31's mention of "a lonely place to rest" is striking. That may be why
> 6:14-6:29 was put just there. Due to the awkward placement and lack of
> connection between 6:29 and 6:30, however, it seems rather easier to
> believe that a redactor did it than the original author. If so, then it
> was a redactor who was responsible for placing a passage containing the
> word PTWMA (corpse) in close proximity to the other three keywords ...
evident elsewhere in Mark's Gospel. In light of that, the redaction
hypothesis for 6:14-29 needs further support than given here, and hence has
to be withdrawn. (It would have to be shown that THIS "insertion" differs
from other "sandwiched" material - which I'm not in a position to do, and
have no particular reason to suppose.) The analysis in the remainder of my
note is unaffected by this issue.