[Synoptic-L] Re: FYI
- The acephalous body ...
I'm appalled that after twenty years I can still come across unknown stuff. I've run down every scrap of Markiana I can find, including the icon aspect, and every so often something new pops up. An alleged holograph for Pete's sake. I'll write Venice.
Here are all these people supposedly working out where the gospels came from and how they're related and they haven't taken the first step, assembling the data. I've held Bultmann's Magnum Op in my hands once in my life, I was curious to see if Papias was in the index. One sentence.
Ted Reynolds wrote:
> "There are three very notable and auncient monuments kept in this church [St. Marks, Venice] . . . if that be true which they report of it. The first is the body of S. Marke the Evangelist . . . The second, his Gospell written in Greeke with his owne hand . . . The third is the picture of the Virgin Mary, which they say was made by S. Luke the Evangelist: but that is altogether uncertaine whether Luke was a painter or no. That he was a Physition we reade in the holy Scriptures, but not that he was a painter . . . the hue of it doth witnesse that it is very auncient. It was my hap to see it twise; once when it was presented all day upon the high Altar of this Church, upon the great feast day of our Ladies Assumption . . . Secondly when it was carried about St. Markes place in a solomne procession . . ."
> Coryat's Crudities, 1611. (A continental tour.)
> This is a different candidate for Luke's portrait of Mary, isn't it, and a much better known one, it would seem. And as for "Marke's Gospell" in his own Greeke . . . !