From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 01 1998 - 08:30:56 EDT
At 7:36 AM -0500 8/31/98, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>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
>Could you point out some of the similarities between the two? I may well
>just be missing something here...
Good that you called me on this; I got carried away by the word rhythm. No,
there isn't the recurrence of the word patterns you were calling attention
to. I really was referring simply to the recurrent pattern of LABWN ...
EULOGHSEN KAI KATEKLASEN ... KAI EDIDOU TOIS MAQHTAIS ..., which is
intended, I think, to link the wilderness feedings to the Last Supper
Carl W. Conrad
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