The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark (E–pub/E–book) ↠ Dennis Ronald MacDonald


Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor gAll of theospels 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 ospel bears the marks Greek literature that it is uite possible even likely that Mark s ospel bears the marks 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 scholars agree that Mark was written first and then

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and Luke borrowed heavily from often word for word So it becomes interesting to see what left out or altered and how often it is things probably took from Greek LitFascinating to me MacDonald s thesis is that Mark deliberately used Homer as a model and planted flags within his text that make this clear His arg. In this 6 1/2 Body Parts (Body Movers, groundbreaking book Dennis R MacDonald offers an entirely new view of the New Testamentospel of Mark The author of the earliest ospel was not writing history nor was he merely recording tradition MacDonald argues Close reading and careful analysis show that Mark borrowed extensively from the Odyssey and the Iliad and that he wanted his readers to recognize the Homeric antecedents in Mark’s story of Jesus Mark was composing a prose. The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark

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Thesis is defended solidly but the writing left a bit to be desired Now I suppose I d better o read The Odyssey and The Iliad to make sure this uy is on the level Half way through reading MacDonald s other work Does the New Testament Imitate Homer I converted from someone who used to believe these from someone who used to believe these were b This is really an amazing book It s so detailed it may sometimes be not too easy to follow but the author s prose is very clear in documenting his theories This work claims that Mark s Gospel draws extensively from his theories This work claims that Mark s Gospel draws extensively from Homeric epics especially The Odyssey and a couple Gospel draws extensively from Homeric epics especially The Odyssey and a couple chapters from The Illiad Conclusions are unescapable upon finishing 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 GoosebumpsThere are parallels I feel are a little strained The rest are right on A reat ride. 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 feeding the multitudes the Triumphal Entry and Gethsemane The book concludes with a discussion of the profound significance of this new reading of Mark for understanding the ospels and early Christianit. ,

Ument 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 rows must find themself in similar situations with crowds and critics Perhaps for that same reason such events are part of the human experience conveyed in Homer s epics I think there is a radient of Homeric influence with each parallel he mentions in the book Some parallels are close to nonexistent and others show Mark S Dependence On Homer Anyone Who Is dependence Homer Anyone who is in the Gospels should read this book it s one who is in the Gospels should read this book it s one needed to be written It s about time I read this book since it kept popping up in the footnotes and endnotes of many other Jesus books that I have read The. Anti epic MacDonald says presenting Jesus as a suffering hero modeled after but far 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.