Re: [John_Lit] The Mrs. and the Burial
- In a message dated 4/18/2002 5:24:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< Mark combined Joseph of Arimathea with the qualifications of
Nikodemus, whom he did not accept into his gospel. Look up the
parallels: Jn 19,38. 3,1.3 and Mk 15,43-45. a noble counceler ...
waiting for the kingdom if God.>>
I think it is much more likely that John invented the second personality
(Nicodemus) in order to accommodate the different descriptions of Joseph
found in Matt and Luke. I wrote on this in an article on Lk 24 I recently
presented at EDS-Harvard.
On your hypothesis, why did Matthew and Luke decide to do the same as Mark
and omit Nicodemus? Strange that they do the opposite with the women (add to
the single Mary found in John).