By Clayton Coombs
The finishing of Mark’s Gospel is likely one of the nice unsolved mysteries. besides the fact that, curiosity within the Markan end isn't a latest phenomenon on my own. reviews in regards to the varied attested endings date again to Eusebius’ Ad Marinum within the fourth century. Responding to the plain discrepancy among the timing of the resurrection in Matthew and Mark, Eusebius notes one may possibly clear up the trouble in a single of 2 methods: both forget about the passage at the foundation of the manuscript facts or harmonize the 2 passages. regrettably, Eusebius’ reviews are all too usually considered in the course of the lens of the fashionable text-critical pastime, and for this reason, his cause has principally been missed.
This quantity argues that Eusebius’ double answer might be learn as spotting the authority of either the Longer and the Abrupt conclusions to Mark’s Gospel. the answer represents his ecumenical synthesis of these authors who preceded him, the “faithful and pious” from whom the Scriptures were obtained. simply with this figuring out of the double resolution might we totally relish Eusebius’ twin reception, that's indicative of a special method of the issue—one that prioritizes the query of reception over authorship, and one who is cozy putting forward a pluriform canon.
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A Dual Reception: Eusebius and the Gospel of Mark (Emerging Scholars) by Clayton Coombs