what to do with three adverbs?, ?semitic

From: yochanan bitan (ButhFam@compuserve.com)
Date: Thu Jan 27 2000 - 07:06:47 EST

I am currently studying Mark 1:29-39, and at the start of v. 35 there are
three adverbs in a row after the initial KAI--PRWI ENNUCA LIAN. How do you
handle (and explain) this? I seems like St. Mark is allowing Peter to
dictate from the Semitic side of his brain.

Why do people always think that Marcan ideolect is Semitic?
Adverbs are less common in both Hebrew and Aramaic than in Greek.
If you see a pile up of -ws words and/or other adverbs
you are in Greek or strongly reworked-Greek contexts.
Mark 1.35 is human and Marcan.
You would be amazed at how many times gospel studies will call Mark
when he is just convoluted, and call Luke 'Greek', when he is downright
'barbaric'. It seems to relate to first impressions and presuppositions.

Randall Buth

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