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Bibil Identifier bibil:242853
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Mark’s Paratactic καί as a Secondary Syntactic Semitism
Author Baum, Armin D.
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 1-26 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In recent research, a number of scholars have questioned the classification of paratactic καί in the NT Gospels as a syntactic Semitism. As a review of all available evidence demonstrates, however, the strong dominance of paratactic καί in the Gospel of Mark has close analogies in the LXX but is unparalleled in ancient original Greek literature. This conclusion can be supplemented by additional evidence which has so far not been taken into account: The very high frequency of paragraph introducing καί in the Second Gospel has many parallels in the Greek OT but is without analogy in original Greek texts. Because of its exceptional frequency on sentence and pericope level, it is still correct to classify paratactic καί in Mark’s Gospel as a syntactic Semitism, albeit a secondary one.
DOI 10.1163/15685365-12341515
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Mark
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Themes : Semitisms
Terms καί και
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