The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark) [Pdf New] ☆ Dennis Ronald MacDonald
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and then Matthew and Luke borrowed heavily rom Mark often word or word So it becomes interestingthen Matthew and Luke borrowed heavily rom Mark often word or word So it becomes interesting see what they left out or altered and how often it is things Mark probably took rom Greek LitFascinating to me This is really an amazing book It s so detailed it may sometimes be not too easy to Stickman Odyssey, Book 2: The Wrath of Zozimos follow but the author s prose is very clear in documenting his theories This work claims that Mark s Gospel draws extensivelyrom the Homeric epics especially The Odyssey and a couple of chapters The Last of the Tribe from The Illiad Conclusions are unescapable uponinishing Mark s Gospel is not an historical account of real life characters It s a work of art very cleverly written with clear theological aims It s
time I this book since it kept popping up in the ootnotes and endnotes of many other Jesus books that I have read The thesis is defended solidly but the writing left a bit to be desired Now I suppose I d better go read The Odyssey and The Iliad to make sure this guy is on the leve. Ters too recall Homeric predecessors Bartimaeus emulates Tiresias; Joseph of Arimathea Priam; and the women at the tomb Helen Hecuba and Andromache And entire episodes in Mark mirror Homeric episodes including stilling the sea walking on water eeding the multitudes the Triumphal Entry and Gethsemane The book concludes with a discussion of the profound significance of this new reading of Mark The Book of Air for understanding the gospels and early Christianit. A different perspective to the New TestamentNow afterinishing the present volume The "Homeric Epics And The "Epics and the of Mark I m considering taking up the study Koine Greekabout time i
TO ONE DAY READ THE NEWone day read the New in it original language A new I think there is a gradient of Homeric influence with each parallel he mentions in the book Some parallels are close to nonexistent and others clearly show Mark s dependence on Homer Anyone who is interested in the Gospels should read this book it s one that needed to be written All of the gospels were written in Greek MacDonald makes a strong case that since 1st Cent Greek scholars were taught to write by imitating great Greek literature that it is uite possible even likely that Mark s gospel bears the marks of all these literary influences MacDonald then sets out to showprove pretty conclusively the allusions and parallels in Mark to Odysseus Telemachus and the Odyssey the Iliad MacDonald identifies several hundred verses in Mark that can be related to Greek Lit Most schol. Anti epic MacDonald says presenting Jesus as a suffering hero modeled after but ar superior to traditional Greek heroes Much like Odysseus Mark’s Jesus sails the seas with uncomprehending companions encounters preternatural opponents and suffers many things before confronting rivals who have made his house a den of thieves In his death and burial Jesus emulates Hector although unlike Hector Jesus leaves his tomb empty Mark’s minor charac. .
MacDonald s thesis is that Mark deliberately used
homer as a model and planted lags withinas a model and planted lags within text that make this clear His argument is sufficiently thorough and convincing that one can t merely dismiss it as just another theory My primary reservation is that I don t have enough experience in this area to decide at once if similar parallels with other works might be possible Certainly any charismatic leader whose popularity grows must ind themself in similar situations with crowds and critics Perhaps or that same reason such events are part of the human experience conveyed "IN HOMER S EPICS GOOSEBUMPSTHERE ARE PARALLELS I FEEL "Homer s epics GoosebumpsThere are parallels I eel a little strained The rest are right on A great ride Half way through reading MacDonald s other work Does the New Testament Imitate Homer I converted rom someone who used to believe these texts were backwards ramblings of ancient goat herders to understanding these writers whoever they were were probably of the upper educated class This alone caused me to give a second look with. In this groundbreaking book Dennis R MacDonald offers an entirely new view of the New Testament gospel of Mark The author of the earliest gospel was not writing history nor was he merely recording tradition MacDonald
argues Close reading and careful analysis show that Mark borrowed extensively rom the Odyssey and the Iliad and that he wantedClose reading and careful analysis show that Mark borrowed extensively rom the Odyssey and the Iliad and that he wanted readers to recognize the Homeric antecedents in Mark’s story of Jesus Mark was composing a prose.
Dennis Ronald MacDonald