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Women in Mark's Gospel : Journal for the Study of the New Testament - Susan Miller

Women in Mark's Gospel

Journal for the Study of the New Testament

Paperback Published: 1st January 2005
ISBN: 9780567080639
Number Of Pages: 320

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Susan Miller examines the accounts of women in Mark's gospel and interprets them in relation to Mark's definition of discipleship and his understanding of new creation. Mark associates women with service, anointing, and the role of witness. As the last remaining disciples of Jesus, and the only witnesses to his death, burial and resurrection, women are thus aligned with Jesus' suffering and death. At the end of the gospel, however, the women run away from the tomb, terrified to say anything to anyone. In Mark's apocalyptic worldview, this fear represents the eschatological struggle between the old and the new age. Mark ends with the silence of the women, but also with the knowledge that the renewal of the discipleship group is dependent upon their witness and discipleship.

Review 'detailed commentaries' International Review of Biblical Studies, vol 51, 2004/05

Introductionp. 1
The healing of Simon's mother-in-law (1.29-31)p. 17
Jesus' break with his family (3.20-35)p. 31
The healing of the woman with the flow of blood and the raising of Jairus' daughter (5.21-43)p. 52
Herodias and her daughter (6.14-29)p. 73
The Syrophoenician woman and her daughter (7.24-30)p. 90
The poor widow (12.41-44)p. 112
The woman who anoints Jesus (14.3-9)p. 128
The woman who challenges Peter (14.53-54, 66-72)p. 145
The women at the crucifixion and the burial of Jesus (15.40-41, 47)p. 153
The women at the tomb (16.1-8)p. 174
Conclusionp. 193
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ISBN: 9780567080639
ISBN-10: 0567080633
Series: Journal for the Study of the New Testament : Book 0
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st January 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.26  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1