[b-greek] Re: Mk 16:2 Constituent Order

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Wed Jun 27 2001 - 10:04:36 EDT

At 1:51 PM +0100 6/27/01, Ben Crick wrote:
>On Tue 26 Jun 2001 (19:53:17), cc.constantine@worldnet.att.net wrote:
>> Are you suggesting that Mark wants us to read this
>> as a sort of motion picture sequence, where the time reference LIAN
>> PRWI is the beginning of the scene and ANATEILANTOS TOU hHLIOU is at
>> the end of the scene?
>> That is a very intriguing idea.
> Thank you, Clay.
> Yes, Mark is the "action man" with his repeated breathless reporting KAI
> EUQUS.... Having heard Peter report these events again and again, he must
> have gotten a mental picture like an "action replay" playback which he then
> committed to paper as a direct, unrevised and uncorrected narrative. Far from
> being the "uncouth abbreviator of Matthew", Mark is the amanuensis of Peter.
> Peter along with John were reported by Luke in Acts 4:13 as being ANQRWPOI
> AGRAMMATOI... KAI IDIWTAI. Perhaps Mark was consciously or unconsciously
> reproducing Peter's Galilean fisherman's preaching style?

This is the sort of speculative discussion (on background details of
authorship about which there is considerable controversy) that belongs, if
anywhere, on Synoptic-L rather than on B-Greek.

Carl W. Conrad
Co-Chair, B-Greek List
Department of Classics, Washington University
cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu OR cwconrad@ioa.com
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