By Clayton Coombs
The finishing of Mark’s Gospel is likely one of the nice unsolved mysteries. even though, curiosity within the Markan end isn't really a latest phenomenon on my own. reviews concerning the diverse 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 might 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 throughout the lens of the fashionable text-critical activity, and for this reason, his purpose has mostly been missed.
This quantity argues that Eusebius’ double resolution may 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 realizing of the double answer could we absolutely have fun with Eusebius’ twin reception, that's indicative of a unique method of the issue—one that prioritizes the query of reception over authorship, and person who is cozy asserting a pluriform canon.
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A Dual Reception: Eusebius and the Gospel of Mark (Emerging Scholars) by Clayton Coombs