[Synoptic-L] Mark's Epilogue (15,42 - 16,8)
- Dear listers,
As I announced earlier you'll find attached a first instalment of a number of theses concerning
Mark's open tomb narrative. As far as I know, no alternative to William L.Craig's able defence of a literal
understanding of Mark 15,42 - 16,8 has thus far been offered (see New Testament Studies 30.2 and 31.1), based on a text by text exegesis. However, did Mark want his readers to believe that the three women discovered Jesus' grave to be empty that Sundaymorning? If the text does not warrant a literal interpretation, what message did Mark want to convey?
In these theses I am offering an alternative. The numbered theses may help to focus the debate on a specific issue as part of the entire argumentation concerning Mark's witness to the resurrection. I am referring especially to the argumentation in my "The Open Tomb, a New Approach", Liturgical Press, Collegeville, 1995. This first instalment is related to the text.itself of Mark's ending. Off-list correspondence is also welcomed.
- Dear Karel
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