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Re: [Synoptic-L] The riddle of the loaves and leftovers post II

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  • John Lupia
    ... Metaphorically leaven in ... No. Yeast (zyme) is characterized as the yeast of the Pharisees or that of Herod in Lk12:1//Mt 16:6,11//Mk 8:15. The
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 7, 2005
      --- Richard Richmond <rickr2889@...> wrote:
      Metaphorically leaven in
      > Mark represents false teaching (also explained in
      > the
      > text of Matthew)

      No. Yeast (zyme) is characterized as the "yeast of
      the Pharisees or that of Herod" in Lk12:1//Mt
      16:6,11//Mk 8:15. The modifiers "of the Pharisees" or
      "of Herod" in logic means that "some yeast" is
      metaphorically signifying false teaching. Not "all
      yeast". Why does Mark so carefully copy the nuance of
      "some yeast"? It is because the earlier Gospels in Lk
      13:21//Mt 13:33 use the broad term yeast to have a
      positive meaning. After Lk had used it first some
      readers misunderstood so Mt 16:12 clarifies things as
      a first century "yeast for dummies".

      This metaphor was employed by Paul
      > in his epistle to the Galatians with respect to
      > Jewish
      > teaching that had been imposed on the converts at
      > Galatia.

      A very bad reading says that. Paul is using an
      idiomatic expression equivalent, in this case, since
      the intended meaning is negative, to a modern idiom "A
      rotten apple spoils the whole barrel." Ho.wever, the
      idiom by itself is neutral and can swing both ways.
      The import as either positive or negative depends on


      > I am sure that some people are laughing at this
      > entire
      > proposition at this point.

      Your examples are absurd. Perhaps they appear to work
      out in English or other modern language translations
      but in Greek they are ludicrous. I thought your claim
      is that you are a Text Critic. For example, the
      number four (tessares) only appears in Mk 2:3; 13:27
      (bis, not for times). Four-thousand (tetrakischilioi)
      is not four just as tetradion meaning four squadrons
      or tetrakosioi meaning four hundred is not "four" as
      you claim written in an unaltered way (tetra-, vs.
      tessares-, tessera-, and the late tesseres-). So TC
      claims are incredible.

      John N. Lupia, III

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