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Bibil Identifier bibil:218498
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Let the Reader Understand
Title (English, ) Mark's Use of Jeremiah 7 in Mark 13:14
Author Snow, Robert S.
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 21, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 467-477 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Scholars have offered a variety of interpretations of "the abomination that causes desolation" in Mark 13:14. However, none of the proposals, which usually focus on an instance of the profaning activity of the Romans at some point before the temple's destruction, seem to cohere with Mark's emphasis on the corruption of the temple leaders and the consequent demise of their institution. This study argues that Jer 7 plays a crucial role in not only introducing this theme in Mark 11:17 but also developing it in several texts folloioing this one: the parable of the wicked tenants in 12:1-12, the exchange between Jesus and the scribe in 12:28-34, and Jesus' prediction of the temple's destruction in 13:1-2. On the basis of these intra-textual and inter-textual uses of Jer 7, Mark continues his evocation of Jer 7 in 13:14 so that ''the abomination that causes desolation" is none other than the corrupt and fraudulent activity of the temple leaders.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Temple
Pericopes Jeremiah 7
Mark 13,14
Mark 11,15-11,19
Mark 12,1-12,9
Mark 12,28-12,34
Mark 13,2
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