Re: Greek idiom (triclinium)
- At 12:17 PM 12/5/98 -0700, Bob Schacht wrote:
>So perhaps there are some synoptic issues here, after all.Good points, Bob. As you present the texts it seems that
there are very likely some synoptic issues here. At the
level of text there are interesting issues of how the authors
envisioned the scene.
You mention the configuration of modern homes in the near
east. Are you suggesting that homes in the first century
were essentially similar? You don't talk much about the
archaeological evidence for domestic structures in first
century Galilee. Is it possible that Mark wrote at Rome
(or somewhere else outside of Palestine) and, not knowing
well what houses there were like, used Roman houses as his
I concede that there are likely synoptic issues here but also
still think that we often read the texts with images in mind
that do not well reflect the environment of ancient Galilee.
So, maybe the thread should continue.......
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