2963Re: [textualcriticism] Re: New Ending to the Gospel of Mark?
- Feb 26, 2007At 14:45 26/02/2007, Tim wrote:
>Years ago my New Testament lecturer, Dr Richard K. Moore, suggestedIt doesn't originate with him, it has been suggested for quite a
>that the reason for the abrupt ending of Mark is that all surviving
>copies stem from a codex which had lost its final leaf or leaves. (I
>don't know whether the idea originates with him.)
while (can't document the originator at the moment though).
>I think that this is a plausible explanation but there is oneThis is argued by Clayton Croy in The Mutilation of Mark's Gospel
>weakness: the earliest codices are of single quire construction. That
>is, they were made by laying many papyrus sheets on top of each other
>then folding the lot in half (e.g. P46). So, if this is what happened
>to the ending, one would expect there to be a missing beginning as well.
(2003): Mark lacks a beginning and an end due to damage to a single
quire codex. Incidentally he could well document the originator of
the above theory.
>Peter M. Head, PhD
Sir Kirby Laing Senior Lecturer in New Testament
36 Selwyn Gardens
Cambridge CB3 9BA
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