Why is "Mark"'s Jesus so reluctant to say: "Father" in relation to himself as "Son"?

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Why is "Mark"'s Jesus so reluctant to say: "Father" in relation to himself as "Son"?

Post by Giuseppe »

A great difference between Luke and Mark:
  • In Luke and in proto-Luke (== the Evangelion of Marcion) Jesus says a lot of times : "Father" (implicitly alluding to himself as "Son")without no problem in doing so.
  • In Mark, Jesus says "Father" only 4 times:

    8:38, 11:25, 13:32, 14:36.
The chapter 13 is not a Mark's invention but an addition therefore it can be ignored as evidence.

Mark 14:36 has "Father" neutralized by "Abba".

Mark 8:38:
If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

...is too much reminiscient of Mark 14:62, of which there is reason to doubt as original in Mark (as the entire Passion Story).

Mark 11:25:

And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

here the Father is not connected with only one Son but with any people.

A possible solution of the dilemma is that the relation too much intimate between the Son and his Father was embarrassingly too much marcionite for "Mark" (author).

Add to this the fact that "Jesus The Son of Father" is defamed as the bastard "Bar-Abbas", and you have a very good reason to accuse Mark of anti-marcionism.
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