Date: Wed Sep 13 1995 - 14:06:37 EDT
Carl Conrad also wrote,
>This verse and 14:16 really seem to me to indicate that Mark the
evangelist understood the gap between the destruction of Jerusalem and the
full realization of God's Kingdom/Reign as short enough for some of those
now alive (either in Jesus' hearing or at the time of Mark's redaction) to
experience it as a fait accompli.<
I would think that Mark did not think that the realization of the Kingdom was
directly related to the event of the destruction, but that the destruction,
persecution, and turmoil was the framework that they must proclaim the
Kingdom once they were convinced by the Resurrection and experience of the
risen Christ the the true Kingdom of God was present.
I've got to go back to the office. I'll look over Carl's post more when I
get there and clear my desk.
LA College Pineville, LA
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