[Synoptic-L] Markan Fatigue?
A couple of days ago on this list I mentioned in my dialogue with Leonard Maluflen on Luke 4:16-30 that Mark abbreviated the conflict in Nazareth, thereby creating a "fatigue." More precisely, after gutting the narrative of any content for Jesus' proclamation, Mark suddenly attempts to return and retain a conflict narrative ("They were offended by him.") However, Mark in his abbreviation also omitted any reason for the congregation's angerthus the fatigue vis-a-vis the Lukan tradition.
If you have followed the ongoing dialogue, you know that the Lukan material in the proclamation (missing in Mark) possesses a high degree of Semitic and Jewish cultural material. To my mind this counters the explanation that Luke fabricated this material to fill in the Markan gaps. Instead, I think he has an independent source(s).
I am not suggesting that Mark is using Luke here, only Lukan independence (from Mark) and that Mark knew a narrative that looked a lot like Luke's tradition.
In any event, I do not see how one can make any sense of Mark's story (i.e. congregational anger) without Luke.
I have not received any comments on this possible "Markan fatigue." Did anyone take notice (or care)? Does anyone have another explanation?
- Tim Reynolds wrote:
> At this point you know as much as I do about thisNo, I don't know much. I was trying to find out more.
> material. More, because you probably know what a
> dyptych is in this context. The website gave me a
> coptic alphabet to compare with the font in Evetts.
Also, I was myself wondering what a dyptych is in this
The website's Coptic alphabet probably wouldn't be the
best to use for comparison.
Anyway, I only entered the discussion because of the
Coptic, which is one of the ancient languages that I
have to work with.
I don't know much about Markan traditions.
Assistant Professor Horace Jeffery Hodges
Hanshin University (Korean Theological University)
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