The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark E–pub/E–book

Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming tAndhe Odyssey Writing Machines the Iliad MacDonald identifies several hundred verses in Markhat can be related The Rhythmic Event: Art, Media, and the Sonic to Greek Lit Most scholars agreehat Mark was #WRITTEN FIRST AND THEN MATTHEW AND #first and Gaming the System: Designing with Gamestar Mechanic then Matthew and borrowed heavily from Mark often word for word So it becomes interestingo see what hey left out or altered and how often it is hings Mark probably Kidnappad hjärna took from Greek LitFascinatingo me This is really an amazing book It s so detailed it may sometimes be not oo easy o follow but he author s prose is very clear in documenting his heories This work claims hat Mark s Gospel draws extensively from he Homeric epics especially The Odyssey and a couple of 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 Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park: A Pocket Field Guide theological aims It s aboutime I read The Right Man For The Job: A Novel this book since it kept popping up inhe footnotes and endnotes of many other Jesus books hat I have read The hesis is defended solidly but Cecil the Pet Glacier the writing left a bito be desired Now I suppose I d better go read The Odyssey and The Iliad Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements to make surehis guy is on he level. Ters oo recall Homeric predecessors Bartimaeus emulates Tiresias; Joseph of Arimathea Priam; and he women at he Captive Set Free (Angel of Mercy tomb Helen Hecuba and Andromache And entire episodes in Mark mirror Homeric episodes including stillinghe sea walking on water feeding Stories of Scottsboro the multitudeshe Triumphal Entry and Gethsemane

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I m considering aking up Safe House the study of Koine Greeko one day read he New Testament in it s language A new appreciation has the New Testament in it s original language A appreciation has madeIf anything he work of Dennis MacDonald changed he way I see hese stories Since Mark was he first Gospel and Matthew and Luke copied and #corrected along he way and john as well #along he way and John as well much Gnostic we can now with fair certainty see he story of Jesus as myth making from copies of Greek epics primarily Writing Art History the Iliad and Odyssey This does Ihink Taulan there is a gradient of Homeric influence with each parallel he mentions inhe book Some parallels are close Living Large Cowboy Style to nonexistent and others clearly show Mark s dependence on Homer Anyone who is interested inhe Gospels should read Sun-Beams May Be Extracted from Cucumbers, But the Process Is Tedious. an Oration, Pronounced on the Fourth of July, 1799. at the Request of the Citizens of New-Haven. by David Daggett. this book it s onehat needed Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath to be written All ofhe gospels were written in Greek MacDonald makes a strong case hat since 1st Cent Greek scholars were aught Tarot Says Beware to write by imitating great Greek literaturehat it is uite possible even likely Great Minds on India that Mark s gospel bearshe marks of all hese literary influences MacDonald hen sets out o showprove pretty conclusively he allusions and parallels in Mark o Odysseus Telemachus. Anti epic MacDonald says presenting Jesus as a suffering hero modeled after but far superior o Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill traditional Greek heroes Much like Odysseus Mark’s Jesus sailshe seas with uncomprehending companions encounters preternatural opponents and suffers many hings before confronting rivals who have made his house a den of hieves In his death and burial Jesus emulates Hector although unlike Hector Jesus leaves his omb empty Mark’s minor charac.


The Homeric Epics and he Gospel of Mark