From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Mon Aug 31 1998 - 08:36:29 EDT

At 09:25 AM 8/30/98 -0500, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>At 7:51 AM -0500 8/30/98, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>>Is the repeated noun a form used primarily for the sake of rhythm? And is
>>it really laying things out spatially, as I have guessed?
>Storytelling of a sort, yes. But the rhythm here is LITURGICAL. What Mark
>is narrating here is a celebration of the Lord's Supper to a mass
>multitude, and the language is comparable to the account of the Lord's
>Supper within the Passion narrative.

I just spent some time looking at the Lord's Supper passage in Mark, after
reading your message, and I'm not seeing the same kind of rhythm and rhyme
in the Lord's Supper passage that I see here. I'm also not seeing very
strong parallelism, though there are some phrases used in both - though not
necessarily any more than you would expect if the same author were to
describe the same person breaking bread and distributing it on two
different occasions.

Could you point out some of the similarities between the two? I may well
just be missing something here...


Jonathan Robie

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