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Bibil Identifier bibil:218217
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) On (Not) Obeying the Sabbath: Reading Jesus Reading Scripture
Author Ansell, Nicholas
Journal Horizons in Biblical Theology (Volume: 33, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 97-120 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This essay examines the sabbath controversy of Mark 2:23-28 to see how Jesus faces the challenge of biblical interpretation as he models what it means for his disciples to image God in freedom. In dominant approaches to the Gospels, the interpretive process set in motion by this passage, which I characterize as `reading Scripture reading Jesus reading Scripture,' is confined to its earlier stages—a reductionism that calls for hermeneutical reflection. If a narrative has a `life of its own' beyond authorial intention (indispensable though the author may be), can we say the same about a character who is central to a narrative? If so, is `the Jesus of Mark's Gospel' `more than' the `Markan Jesus' of much scholarly concern? This essay seeks to develop an intertextual, Christocentric hermeneutic by attending to the implicit as well as explicit ways in which Jesus' reading of Scripture takes place `within' the Gospel narrative.
DOI 10.1163/187122011X592993
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sabbath
Pericopes Mark 2,23-2,28
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