Perspectives on the Ending of Mark: Four Views

Perspectives on the Ending of Mark Four Views Because it is conspicuously absent from than one early Greek manuscript the final section of the gospel of Mark that details Christ s resurrection remains a constant source of debate among se

  • Title: Perspectives on the Ending of Mark: Four Views
  • Author: David Alan Black Maurice Robinson Keith Elliott DanielWallace Darrell L. Bock
  • ISBN: 9780805447620
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Paperback
  • Because it is conspicuously absent from than one early Greek manuscript, the final section of the gospel of Mark 16 9 20 that details Christ s resurrection remains a constant source of debate among serious students of the New Testament.Perspectives on the Ending of Mark presents in counterpoint form the split opinions about this difficult passage with a goal of deteBecause it is conspicuously absent from than one early Greek manuscript, the final section of the gospel of Mark 16 9 20 that details Christ s resurrection remains a constant source of debate among serious students of the New Testament.Perspectives on the Ending of Mark presents in counterpoint form the split opinions about this difficult passage with a goal of determining which is likely Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary professors Maurice Robinson and David Alan Black argue for the verses authenticity Keith Elliott University of Leeds and Daniel Wallace Dallas Theological Seminary contend that they are not original to Mark s gospel Darrell Bock Dallas Theological Seminary responds to each view and summarizes the state of current research on the entire issue.

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    1. This work was the result of a conference held in 2007 at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The issue under debate is the legitimacy of the ending of Mark's Gospel (16:9-20). Three conservatives and one liberal were in the discussion. The conversation between the three scholars who all affirm inerrancy were of the greatest interest to me.Dan Wallace (DTS) argues that the short ending (16:8) is authentic. He draws heavily on external and internal evidence, and makes several fair concessio [...]


    2. I am preaching through the gospel of Mark. From the outset, I knew I had to decide how I was going to approach the last 12 verses. In the past, the question of when does Mark’s Gospel end would not have been a problem. Preaching from the King James to people reading the King James doesn’t necessitate an explanation. Other than that part about handling snakes I mean. And drinking poison (Mark 16:18). Besides, I could just camp on Mark 16:15 and be done with it. That was then. This is now. I p [...]


    3. Perspectives on the Ending of Mark: Four Views edited by David Alan Black is a tour de force into one of the most significant textual variants in the New Testament. Each of the chapters included in this volume originated from a conference entitled “The Last Twelve Verses of Mark: Original or Not,” held April 13-14, 2007, at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. For those familiar with the textual issues surrounding Mark 16:9-20, the enlisted contributors ( [...]


    4. I acquired this book about 5-8 years ago because the subject matter fascinated me. Its relevance, however, was such that I put off reading it for quite some time. It hardly falls into the category of a 'Must-Read', but for any who are curious about textual criticism in general or this textual variant in particular, it is an interesting read. The four essays each take a different position on the ending of Mark 16. Daniel Wallace argues that Mark deliberately ended at verse 8 and that any verses b [...]


    5. A very good book though a bit technical (a fair amount of references to Greek grammar and manuscript numbers). This book examines the ending of Mark from four different perspectives. Does Mark end at 16:8 (Short Ending=SE) or at Mark 16:20 (Long Ending=LE)? This passage is one of the clearest differences between the Majority Text and Minority Text.In Chapter 1, Daniel Wallace argues for the SE being the original text. In Chapter 2, Maurice Robinson presents Mark 16:9-20 as part of the canon. In [...]


    6. A very good book though a bit technical (a fair amount of references to Greek grammar and manuscript numbers). This book examines the ending of Mark from four different perspectives. Does Mark end at 16:8 (Short Ending=SE) or at Mark 16:20 (Long Ending=LE)? This passage is one of the clearest differences between the Majority Text and Minority Text.In Chapter 1, Daniel Wallace argues for the SE being the original text. In Chapter 2, Maurice Robinson presents Mark 16:9-20 as part of the canon. In [...]


    7. Typically four views books allows each participant to state his case followed by brief responses from each of the other contributors. This four views book is unique in allowing only one perspective a rejoinder. Daniel Wallace presents the view that Mark ended his Gospel with verse 8. Maurice Robinson argues that Mark's Gospel originally included the longer ending. Keith Elliot posits that both the beginning and ending of Mark's Gospel were lost. The current beginning and the longer ending were r [...]


    8. It's pretty good when a book on textual-criticism turns out to be a thoroughly absorbing read. I could hardly put it down. A very helpful primer into the issues for and against the last 12 verses of The Gospel of Mark. My only complaint is that the interaction between the positions - as is typical for these 'couterpoints' books - was lacking here. Darrell Bock presented the wrap-up chapter which was an attempt to respond to all 4 papers at once, but it quickly became apparent that it was merely [...]


    9. There's a footnote that bothered me every time I saw it: "these verses not found in earliest manuscripts."For 10-15 years now I've wondered what to do with those verses at the end of Mark, so this book was very thought provoking. Each chapter is written by a different author, with a different position and every chapter I start to swing to that authors position.After reading the book, I'm not sure where I stand exactly on these 9 verses at the end of Mark, and yet my faith is richer for it. I rea [...]


    10. More than one way to skin a cat. I like David Black's contribution the best - Mark 1:1 to Mark 16:8 was essentially Peter's oral presentations as he worked from Matthew and a yet to be published Luke. Mark then added a longer ending and hence both the short ending and long ending circulated in the early church. But in reality, I could be swayed either way depending on whatever expert I am listening to.


    11. A helpful book that briefly examines different issues to the problem of Mark 16. They don't provide as much in depth discussion as one might hope and often address the issue more on hermeneutical and philosophical grounds than textual. Granted this is just a survey and those wanting to dive deeper should probably pick up some of the referenced works.


    12. A well-balanced defense of both sides of the issueIf you're wondering why people promote the longer ending of Mark (or the shorter ending), this is the book for you. Especially for pastors and those acquainted with the NT Greek, this is a useful book.


    13. I came close to giving it 3 stars after finishing Black's (very) weak and highly speculative contribution to this otherwise stimulating collection of essays. However, it's a useful starting point on the subject and the reader could easily skip Black.


    14. Solid summaries of the various views. Black's story was nice, but lacks any real evidence. Wallace is a good communicator. This debate isn't going to be resolved any time soon!


    15. LE of Mark 16:9-20 Scholarly work, so it's not light reading. It's an interesting read. I'm not sure that I have dog in this hunt.


    16. I'm not a textual critic, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this debate and comparing the different views in this debate. See my review on my blog in a couple of days.


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