James Crossley's blog Contact: jgcrossley10 - AT - yahoo - DOT - co - DOT - uk

Monday, September 19, 2005

0-0, back to blogging and date of Mark

After years, or so it seems, of constant travel, finally I've stopped for a while. And what happens? Well typically, X Talk has a massive discussion on the date of Mark, a subject once close to my heart. I'm going to try and read all the posts but they seem never ending. I noticed the stuff on the fig tree implying the destruction of the Temple. I don't think it can be pushed that far. People did predict the fall of the Temple. There is also a big emphasis on the temple authorities being to blame for Jesus' death in this section of Mark so it is also possible to read the fig tree sections in this light.

Oh, and Liverpool 0-0 United. Could have been worse I suppose, although Roy Keane's injury is bad news.

3 Comments:

Blogger J. B. Hood said...

James,

Have you interacted with, or given thought to, Theissen's proposal (Gospels in Context), that Mk 13 was in written form around 40?

September 19, 2005

 
Blogger James Crossley said...

Yes in some detail. There are also similar claims made by NH Taylor in a couple of articles in JSNT in the mid 90s. I have a lot of time for these views, esp as Mk 13.14 makes excellent sense in this context. In fact everythin in Mk 13 (I argued) potentially makes sense around 39/40ish and the Caligula crisis: the wars, earthquakes, kingdoms rising against kingdoms etc. all have parallels in the late 30s if you want to read them that literally. The problem is of course that while it may all make sense it could still be relevant for the following decades and so I don't think much weight can be placed on it for datin Mark.

September 20, 2005

 
Blogger James Crossley said...

Yes in some detail. There are also similar claims made by NH Taylor in a couple of articles in JSNT in the mid 90s. I have a lot of time for these views, esp as Mk 13.14 makes excellent sense in this context. In fact everythin in Mk 13 (I argued) potentially makes sense around 39/40ish and the Caligula crisis: the wars, earthquakes, kingdoms rising against kingdoms etc. all have parallels in the late 30s if you want to read them that literally. The problem is of course that while it may all make sense it could still be relevant for the following decades and so I don't think much weight can be placed on it for datin Mark.

September 20, 2005

 

Post a Comment

<< Home