Re: [Synoptic-L] Taking Mark's Polemic Seriously
> >[Ted wrote] SMark's choice of IOUDAS as the name of Jesus' betrayerFor Judas related to Judea, I remember that 'Iskarioth' has been
> >was carefully
> >designed, in my view, to symbolize the southern kingdom of Judah (IOUDAS)
> >and its successor the province of Judaea in Mark's day.
> I still don't find this identification persuasive. To quote what I
> posted (on the Kata Markan list) back in MarchS
> 'The suggestion that Judas represents Judaea is forced, and ignores
> elements within the text itself!
> Before looking outside the text, we should look at the clues given
> WITHIN the text. The above semantic parallel (IOADAS=IOUSAIA) is
> considerably weakened by the reference to Judas the brother of Jesus
> (Mark 6:3). Did he also represent Judaea? Would Mark use this name
> symbolically here, but not there?
interpreted as 'man of Qeriot', Qerioth being a town of Juda. In
that case, Juda would be the single apostle who looks related to
Juda. But this just one among other interpretation.
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