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Bibil Identifier bibil:217134
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Luke's Use of Mark as παράφρασις: Its Effects on Characterization in the 'Healing of Blind Bartimaeus' Pericope (Mark 10.46-52/Luke 18.35-43)
Author Brookins, Timothy A.
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 34, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 70-89 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus’, as Mk 10.46-52 is often called, has been taken over and restated with various changes in Lk. 18.35-43. This article views Luke’s modification of the account in terms of πάράφράσις (‘paraphrase’), a progymnasmatic exercise in which the writer changed the form of expression while keeping the thoughts. It is argued that Luke’s πάράφράσις of Mark’s account enhances characterization of three characters— Jesus, the λάός (‘people’) and the ‘blind man’—by creating a favorable portrait of each of them over against some respective inferior counterpart.
DOI 10.1177/0142064X11415325
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Comparison
Pericopes Mark 10,46-10,52
Luke 18,35-18,43
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