Reopening the Word
Reading Mark as Theology in the Context of Early Judaism
Marie Noonan Sabin
Table of Contents
1. The Theological Context of Mark
Searching for the Origins of Mark
Retrieving the Jewish Context
Connecting With Christian Tradition
Dialoguing With the Text
Rereading Mark as Theology in the Context of Early Judaism
2. Scripture Interpreting Scripture: Reopening the World
The Opening Verse
The Seed Parables
3. Scripture Intersecting History: Mark's Eschatology
The Outer Frame of Chapter 13
The Inner Frame of Chapter 13
"The Desolating Sacrilege': The Core Evil
Images of Hope
4. From the Temple to the Cross: An Exegetical Journey
The Temple, the Fig Tree, and the Vineyard
The Exegetical Debates in the Temple
From False Witness to Revelation in the Temple
5. The Identity of the Markan Jesus: A Meshal
Jesus as "the Messiah"
Jesus as "the Beloved Son"
Jesus as "the Son of Man"
Jesus as "Son of David" and "Son of Mary"
Jesus as "Wisdom"
6. The Discipleship of Wisdom: A Process of Transformation
The Foolish Disciples
The Disciples' Potential for Transformation
Women Transformed: The Ending of Mark is the Beginning of Wisdom
7. The Unending Revolution: Mark 16:8 as a Theological Choice
The Spurious Ending
The Textual Evidence for Mark 16:8
The Canonical Argument for Mark 16:8
How Mark 16:8 Fits the Literary Shape of Mark's Gospel
16:8: Mark's Theological Voice
Index of Ancient Texts
Index of Authors and Subjects