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Redactional Style in the Marcan Gospel: A Study of Syntax and Vocabulary as Guides to Redaction in Mark E.J. Pryke

Redactional Style in the Marcan Gospel: A Study of Syntax and Vocabulary as Guides to Redaction in Mark

E.J. Pryke

Published May 31st 1978
ISBN : 9780521214308
Hardcover
208 pages
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St Marks Gospel was put together from oral and perhaps written source material, which the redactor-editor edited and linked together by seams or joining phrases. The evangelist is thus regarded as a translator/editor of sources, and also as aMoreSt Marks Gospel was put together from oral and perhaps written source material, which the redactor-editor edited and linked together by seams or joining phrases. The evangelist is thus regarded as a translator/editor of sources, and also as a creative artist in his shaping of the material and in his editorial writing which moulds the disparate sources into an integrated narrative. Dr Pryke tests some eighteen syntactically unusual features of Markan usage statistically to see if they are mainly source material (S) or redactional (R). Objective criteria are provided for distinguishing redactional passages, and the linguistic method is used to see if residual S passages might be converted to R. Appendixes analyse the vocabulary for a list of the most frequently used words in R passages, annotate unusual syntax and special vocabulary of R verses, and provide a complete redactional Greek text. Dr Prykes methods and conclusions will be of great value to those concerned with the analysis of St Marks Gospel, and of interest to all concerned with linguistic studies of New Testament texts.