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The Use and Function of genea in the Gospel of Mark: New Light on Mk 13:30
Jöris, Steffen

Würzburg: Echter, 2015 pp. 290. €30.00

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Forschung zur Bibel, 133

Description: In the midst of the apocalyptic chapter of Mark 13, the author has Jesus uttering the saying that “this genea shall not pass away until all these things have been fulfilled” (Mk 13:30). The use and function of the key term genea is a highly disputed topic. By means of a philological and exegetical study, it is proven that the author of the gospel uses the term genea consistently to denote certain opponents of Jesus that challenge him on various matters, especially on discipleship. Therefore, the term is used to strengthen the central theological motif of discipleship within the gospel.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Mark, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches

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Review by Alexander E. Stewart
Published 2/1/2018
Citation: Alexander E. Stewart, review of Steffen Jöris, The Use and Function of genea in the Gospel of Mark: New Light on Mk 13:30, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2018).

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