9780567081957

The Date of Mark's Gospel Insight from the Law in Earliest Christianity

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    9780567081957

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2004-06-15
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark
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Summary

Challenging the view that Mark was written as late as 65-75 CE, James Crossley argues instead for a date thirty years earlier, basing this conclusion on the internal evidence supplied by the gospel itself.

Author Biography

James G. Crossley is a Lecturer in the Department of Theology at the University of Nottingham

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
List of Abbreviations xi
INTRODUCTION 1(5)
Chapter 1 THE EXTERNAL EVIDENCE 6(13)
1. Irenaeus and the 'Anti-Marcionite' Prologue
6(3)
2. Clement of Alexandria
9(2)
3. 'The Second Year of Claudius'
11(1)
4. First-Century Evidence for Peter in Rome in the Forties?
11(1)
5. Papias and Markan Authorship
12(3)
6. M. Hengel on Gospel Authorship
15(2)
7. Conclusions
17(2)
Chapter 2 MARK 13 19(25)
1. N.T. Wright and the Historicity of Mark 13
19(8)
2. The Abomination of the Desolation
27(2)
3. The Caligula Crisis and Mark 13
29(8)
4. Other Possible Historical Contexts: From the Mid-Thirties to the Jewish War
37(2)
5. Antichrist, Unfulfilled Prophecies and the Problems with Dating
39(1)
6. Mark 13 and the Jewish War
40(1)
7. The Narrative Frame: Mark 13.1-2
41(2)
8. Conclusions
43(1)
Chapter 3 THE DATE OF MARK AND MODERN GOSPEL CRITICISM 44(38)
1. Source Criticism
44(3)
2. Paul as a Source for Mark?
47(9)
3. Form Criticism
56(2)
4. The Composition of Mark's Gospel
58(4)
5. Redaction and Literary Criticisms
62(1)
6. D. Seeley on Mark 11.15-17
62(9)
7. G. Theissen and J. Marcus on Mark 11.15-17
71(2)
8. Mark 11.15-17: From the Historical Jesus to Markan Redaction
73(1)
9. Markan Redaction and Replacement Symbolism
74(2)
10. Markan Redaction, the Jewish War and Nationalist Movements
76(3)
11. Markan Redaction and Persecution
79(1)
12. A New(-ish) Approach to the Date of Mark
80(1)
13. Conclusions
81(1)
Chapter 4 JESUS' TORAH OBSERVANCE IN THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS 82(43)
1. Jesus and the Torah according to Mark
82(16)
2. Jesus and the Torah according to Matthew
98(13)
3. Jesus and the Torah according to Luke
111(12)
4. Conclusions
123(2)
Chapter 5 THE TORAH AND EARLIEST CHRISTIANITY 125(34)
1. Stephen and the 'Hellenists'
126(5)
2. Zeal for the Law
131(3)
3. Paul's Early Attitude towards the Law
134(4)
4. Peter's Vision (Acts 10-11.18)
138(3)
5. The Antioch Controversy (Gal. 2.11-14)
141(13)
6. The Jerusalem Conference
154(1)
7. Christianity and Law in the Forties
155(2)
8. Conclusions
157(2)
Chapter 6 DATING MARK LEGALLY (I): 2 TEST CASES (MK 2.23-28; MK 10.2-12) 159(24)
1. Sabbath: Dating Mark through Mk 2.23-28 and Parallels
160(12)
2. Divorce and Remarriage: Dating Mark through Mk 10.2-12 and Parallels
172(10)
3. Conclusions
182(1)
Chapter 7 DATING MARK LEGALLY(II): MARK 7.1-23 183(23)
1. Handwashing
183(2)
2. Mark 7.4 and Other Traditions
185(3)
3. Qorban
188(3)
4. Mark 7.1-23 and 'Tradition'
191(2)
5. The Transmission of Impurity
193(4)
6. Tebul Yom
197(3)
7. Gospel Editing
200(4)
8. Conclusions
204(2)
CONCLUSIONS 206(4)
Bibliography 210(15)
Index of References 225(17)
Index of Authors 242

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