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Title:
Aramaic sources of Mark's Gospel
Author:
Casey, Maurice.
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Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
x, 278 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780521633147
Format :
Book

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Central Library BS2585.2 .C35 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This 1999 book was the first to use all the Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls to reconstruct original Aramaic sources from parts of Mark's Gospel. The scrolls enabled the author to revolutionize the methodology of such work, and to reconstruct whole passages which he interpreted in their original cultural context. The passages from which sources are reconstructed are Mark 9.11-13; 2.23-3.6; 10.35-45; and 14.12-26. A detailed discussion of each passage is offered, demonstrating that these sources are completely accurate accounts from the ministry of Jesus, from early sabbath disputes to his final Passover. An account of the translation process is given, showing how problems in Mark's text arose from the difficulty of translating some Aramaic expressions into Greek, including the notoriously difficult 'son of man'. A very early date for these sources is proposed, implying a date of c. 40 CE for Mark's Gospel.


Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
1 The state of play
2 Method
3 Jesus' scriptural understanding of John the Baptist's death: Mark 9.11âÇô13
4 Two Sabbath controversies: Mark 2.23âÇô3.6
5 The question of Jacob and John: Mark 10.35âÇô45
6 Jesus' final Passover with his disciples: Mark 14.12âÇô26
7 Conclusions
Select bibliography
Index of passages discussed
Index of names and subjects

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