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Author Crossley, James G
Title The Date of Mark's Gospel : Insight from the Law in Earliest Christianity
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2004
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Descript 1 online resource (265 pages)
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Series The Library of New Testament Studies ; v.266
The Library of New Testament Studies
Note Cover -- Editorial Board -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- INTRODUCTION -- Chapter 1 THE EXTERNAL EVIDENCE -- Chapter 2 MARK 13 -- Chapter 3 THE DATE OF MARK AND MODERN GOSPEL CRITICISM -- Chapter 4 JESUS' TORAH OBSERVANCE IN THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS -- Chapter 5 THE TORAH AND EARLIEST CHRISTIANITY -- Chapter 6 DATING MARK LEGALLY (I): 2 TEST CASES (MK 2.23-28 -- MK 10.2-12) -- Chapter 7 DATING MARK LEGALLY(II): MARK 7.1-23 -- CONCLUSIONS -- Bibliography -- Index of References -- Index of Authors
This book argues that Mark's gospel was not written as late as c. 65-75 CE, but dates from sometime between the late 30s and early 40s CE. It challenges the use of the external evidence (such as Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria) often used for dating Mark, relying instead on internal evidence from the gospel itself. James Crossley also questions the view that Mark 13 reflects the Jewish war, arguing that there are other plausible historical settings. Crossley argues that Mark's gospel takes for granted that Jesus fully observed biblical law and that Mark could only make such an assumption at a time when Christianity was largely law observant: and this could not have been later than the mid-40s, from which point on certain Jewish and gentile Christians were no longer observing some biblical laws (e.g. food, Sabbath)
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Crossley, James G. The Date of Mark's Gospel : Insight from the Law in Earliest Christianity London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c2004 9780567081858
Subject Bible. -- N.T. -- Mark -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.;Jewish law -- Biblical teaching
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