2881Note re. Mark's LE and Gospels-Harmony
- Jan 20, 2007David R. Palmer,
DRP: "I'm saying that an author around the second century used
Matthew, Luke and John, plus Acts, to write an ending impossible to
harmonize with Matthew, Luke and John."
I don't think the LE is impossible to harmonize with the other
material in the Gospels. But suppose that some folks in the second
or third century thought that was the case. To them, wouldn't
Gospels-codices without this impossible-to-harmonize ending be
preferable to Gospels-codices that contained it?
A few more questions:
(1) Why would a copyist bold enough to compose new material not be
bold enough to clean up the transition from v. 8 to v. 9? (The
scribe of Old Latin k (or the scribe of an ancestor of k), after all,
was bold enough to make a smooth transition to the SE).
(2) Why would a copyist, attempting to tie up the thread of Mark's
narrative which anticipates an appearance in Galilee, summarize
events that he knew his own readers would know took place in
(3) Why would a copyist with the goal that you described, and the
material you listed, not make good use of John 21?
DRP: "How long has it been since you read my endnotes on Mark?"
I don't know; God willing, I'll try to do so using a library-computer
DRP: ... "I emailed you several months back asking for an update to
it, but you did not answer."
E-mail me again using the e-mail button at the Curtisville Christian
Church homepage (see the link below) and, God willing, I will send
the latest edition of the lengthy essay right away. Apparently I
lost your earlier e-mail.
DRP: "Why don't you check all that out, by downloading Mark from
here: http://www.bibletranslation.ws/trans/markwgrk.zip " ...
I'll try to, once I get to a less obsolete computer. Thanks for
reminding me of these resources.
Yours in Christ,
James Snapp, Jr.
Curtisville Christian Church
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