Re: More questions on Mark

From: Kenneth Litwak (
Date: Tue Sep 26 1995 - 04:18:37 EDT

    Actually, I woud retract my statement at this point. I've been
convinced, partly from posts here, and partly from reading Gundry's
commentary on Mark, that this story is presented as a theophany, so that
even if the original disciples didn't understand it thus, Mark expects
his readers to understand ego eimi as an intimation of much more than
"it's me". Rather, it would point back to theophanies such as Ex 33-34
and 2 Kings 19. I don't think the disciples, as seen from the narrative,
have begun to grasp who Jesus is, so they probably aren't ready to hear
ego eimi this way.

Ken Litwak
Bezerkley, CA

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