Ending of Mark: John 20 or John 21?
- In Message #5900 on July 18, 2010, James Snapp wrote:
>>the page www.waynecoc.org/MarkTwo.html hasn't existed for awhile; a very similar page is at
James, I think you have one too many 20's in this paragraph:
>If John complied with this request, producing a short text that resembled John 20:1-19, this would explain why John 21:1 introduces a new scene after the Gospel of John is brought to a close at the end of chapter 20. It would also explain why John 21:1-19 forms an appropriateending to Mark 1:1-16:8, telling how Jesus met the disciples in Galilee and restored Peter, just as foreshadowed in Mark 14:28
- Daniel Buck,
Thanks; indeed, in the phrase "producing a short text that resembled John 20:1-19," the "20" should be replaced by "21." I will try to remember this the next time I update the site, which should be within a couple of weeks. (In a recent update the phrase was moved to the MarkThree page, btw.)
Yours in Christ,
James Snapp, Jr.