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Bibil Identifier bibil:213066
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Powerful Transformation of the Young Man in Mark 14:51–52 and 16:5
Author de Villiers, Pieter G.R.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 66, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 1-10 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article investigates the references to the young man in two different, but related episodes in Mark 14:51–52 and 16:5. First of all, it clarifies some exegetical questions in the two sections. It then analyses the history of the interpretation of the young man in these two passages before it discusses the nature of the coherence between the two passages in greater detail. To this end, the article investigates shared motifs in the two narratives in the light of Mark’s literary techniques. Finally, it compares the two episodes of the young man with the healing of the demoniac in Mark 5, in order to reflect on the implications of reading these two passages together. These implications are spelled out in terms of the powerful notion of transformation – a key theme in biblical spirituality and central in Mark’s thought. This notion is developed as transformation in recreation, love and glory.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v66i1.893
Pericopes Mark 14,51-14,52
Mark 16,5
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