Mark 7.19

From: Mark Goodacre (
Date: Mon Apr 21 1997 - 09:32:26 EDT

What does everyone think about the little clause at the end of Mark


RSV, NEB, NASB all have 'Thus he declared all foods clean' (cf. also
NIV), interpreting this as an editorial comment, with Jesus' speech
ending at EKPOREUETAI.

Older versions, however, take the clause as part of Jesus' speech,
hence '. . . purging all meats' (KJV etc.). This would be my
preference. I do not think that the Greek can bear the weight of the
more modern translation. Do others agree?

Mark G.

Dr Mark Goodacre
Department of Theology
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT

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