The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark

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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 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 anti-epic, MacDonald says, presenting Jesus as a suffering hero modeled ...

The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark 2010, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300172614

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The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark 2000, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300080124

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