By Clayton Coombs
The finishing of Mark’s Gospel is likely one of the nice unsolved mysteries. even if, curiosity within the Markan end isn't really a latest phenomenon by myself. reviews in regards to the diverse attested endings date again to Eusebius’ Ad Marinum within the fourth century. Responding to the obvious discrepancy among the timing of the resurrection in Matthew and Mark, Eusebius notes one might clear up the trouble in a single of 2 methods: both forget about the passage at the foundation of the manuscript proof or harmonize the 2 passages. regrettably, Eusebius’ reviews are all too frequently considered during the lens of the trendy text-critical undertaking, and accordingly, his motive has mostly been missed.
This quantity argues that Eusebius’ double resolution should 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 bought. purely with this figuring out of the double answer may possibly we totally savor Eusebius’ twin reception, that is indicative of a distinct method of the issue—one that prioritizes the query of reception over authorship, and one who is cozy maintaining a pluriform canon.
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A Dual Reception: Eusebius and the Gospel of Mark (Emerging Scholars) by Clayton Coombs