Re: [textualcriticism] Crescent Moon Rises in Sinaiticus
- A "lunatic" is someone that is "moonstruck" - behaves irrationally.----- Original Message -----From: Mark ThundersonSent: Monday, September 03, 2007 9:24 PMSubject: [textualcriticism] Crescent Moon Rises in Sinaiticus
While reading between the lines, I just happened to
notice the Crescent Moon symbol in Codex Snaiticus,
the Gospel of Mark 9:28-29. The passage recounts a
private conversation between Jesus and His disciples
as to why they were unable to cast out a demon from a
young boy (Mark 9:14-27).
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What is interesting is that, as Matthew tells of this
same story he is careful to include the detail that
the boy had been "Moon Struck" (Matthew 17:14-20).
This raises a number of fascinating questions.
Perhaps you can help with the following questions:
1.) Did Matthew gain this insight into the boy being
Moon Struck by reading the Gospel of Mark, and if so,
are the scribes of Sinaiticus faithfully reproducing
the exemplar by including this symbol between the
2.) Why does this symbol appear at this particular
location in Mark?
3.) What is the exact meaning of being "Moon Struck"?
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- On 3 Sep 2007 at 20:29, David Robert Palmer wrote:
>That's what it looks like to me. It certainly doesn't appear to be a pen mark, and appears to
> Is that not an indentation in the material?Something round pressed into it?
be something accidental.
But I can't say Sylvester, George!
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