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by Beverly Devry-Smith
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: MARK'S USE OF THE GENESIS JOSEPH CYCLE=
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MARK'S USE OF THE GENESIS JOSEPH CYCLE=

-Genesis 41:44= Pharaoh rewards Joseph by having "a herald proclaim [κηρυξ εκηρυξεν] (his arrival) ahead of him [εμπροσθεν αυτου]." -Mark 1:2= (an anonymous bat-qol (from YHWH?) declares that God will: "Send out [αποστελλω] a messenger to prepare the way before (=ahead of) you [εμπροσθεν σου]" -Mark...
by Beverly Devry-Smith
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: THE CANA WEDDING = BASED ON JOSEPH CYCLE IN GENESIS ???
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THE CANA WEDDING = BASED ON JOSEPH CYCLE IN GENESIS ???

-John 2:5= Jesus mother instructs the servants: "Whatver he says to you, you do (it)!" [ο τι αν λεγη υμιν ποιησατε] -Gen 41:55= Pharaoh commands the Egyptians exactly the same!: ο αν ειπε υμιν ποιησατε -as readers, this is a major clue as to John's purpose. He has replaced providentialy-provided 'gr...
by Beverly Devry-Smith
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: IS MARK COMPARING JOHN THE BAPTIST TO JOSIAH? =
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IS MARK COMPARING JOHN THE BAPTIST TO JOSIAH? =

-Mark 1:5= (of John the Baptist:) "There went forth unto him [προς αυτον] all [πασα] the region of Judea [η ιουδαια] and those [οι] in Jerusalem." -2Kings 23:1-2= "The king (=Josiah) ... brought together to him [προς αυτον] ... all the men of Judah [πας ιουδα] and all those [οι] living in Jerusalem....
by Beverly Devry-Smith
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A CAMEO FROM GENESIS IN MARK: BIBLICAL GUEST-APPEARANCE?
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A CAMEO FROM GENESIS IN MARK: BIBLICAL GUEST-APPEARANCE?

A CAMEO FROM GENESIS IN MARK: BIBLICAL GUEST-APPEARANCE? -An unnamed man in Mark 14 shows Jesus' disciples a 'guest-room' where they shall observe and eat the Passover. Is this anonymous person meant, in some way, to be Laban from the book of Genesis? Note the following: The disciples are instructed...
by Beverly Devry-Smith
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: poetry remade into narrative? Mark again
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poetry remade into narrative? Mark again

MARK 10:21= Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, ‘One thing you lack: go sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. -Jesus response to the rich man here is an obtuse rewording of Elisha’s advice ...
by Beverly Devry-Smith
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: a Christian Kabbalah? The passion of Absalom with some Elijah reversals
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a Christian Kabbalah? The passion of Absalom with some Elijah reversals

MARK 15:34= And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? (which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?)” -1Kings 18:27-28 = At “midday” [μεσημβρια] Elijah mocks the prophets of Baal, saying their ‘god’ [θεος in verse 24] can’...
by Beverly Devry-Smith
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Torah transformed? Mark's use of Numbers and Genesis
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A Torah transformed? Mark's use of Numbers and Genesis

The gospel author is making use of Numbers 14 and Genesis 48 in composing the "children" sections at chapters 9-10 of Mark= MARK 10:13-16= "And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displea...
by Beverly Devry-Smith
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: is Mark a midrash?= the raising of Jairus' girl
Replies: 6
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Re: is Mark a midrash?= the raising of Jairus' girl

perhaps midrash is the wrong word choice, but I think, long before Kaballah supposedly came into being as such, Mark IS reinterpreting scripture without bothering to tell us—he doesn't feel the need to quote specifically and point it out like the later Rabbis. He is operating on some new and unparal...
by Beverly Devry-Smith
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: LXX borrowing explains most minor details in the gospels
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LXX borrowing explains most minor details in the gospels

MARK 6:5-6= "And he could there do no mighty work ... And he marveled because of their unbelief." Mark’s bizarre reuse of a fragment from the Sodom story in Genesis 19 is very surprising= -Genesis 19:21= God (or an angel speaking for him) tells Lot that he “admired” [εθαυμασα] (or: “was amazed by”) ...
by Beverly Devry-Smith
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: is LXX Genesis being parodied by Mark's gospel?
Replies: 1
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is LXX Genesis being parodied by Mark's gospel?

— in one his most bizarre borrowings, the author of the gospel of Mark both recalls and simultaneously rewrites the Sodom story, echoing LXX Genesis 19!= (in bold is the text from Mark 8:22-26, with commentary) [22] And he arrived at Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him t...