[abridged] Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 13:22:57 -0500 From: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: re: Mark 7.19 This saying comes in what context? In the context of the so-called Bethsaida section, Mk 6:45-8:26. And this whole section was very likely a later interpolation. After all, this also happens to be the "great omission" of Lk. While Mt knows it, Lk doesn't seem to. This indicates that the version of proto-Mk that Lk knew probably didn't yet have this section. And this Bethsaida section also has plenty of other hallmarks of the later editorial style, such as evident doublets. One such doublet was the subject of Crosstalk attention only very recently. Namely, the feeding of the 4000, and the 7 baskets (probable allusion to the 7 deacons to the Gentiles). This story is a likely reflex of the feeding of the 5000 (and 12 baskets). The 4000 thus is a later elaboration, which makes perfect historical sense.Click here to go one level up in the directory.