There is a new article that proposes an alternative to Markan Priority. Amazingly, it takes the available data and questions and it shows how they converge into a tightly reasoned case for The Clementine Gospel Tradition
, (TCGT). The early church fathers got it right.
Dennis Barton, the writer of the article, gives several clues that support the idea that Mark’s Gospel was originally an orally preached Gospel by St. Peter that was recorded and published by St. Mark.
All the pieces of the puzzle, just fall into place. For example, this theory explains the anomaly of the second ending in Mark’s Gospel. Why two endings ? Also notice the word “he” in verse 9.[INDENT]Mark 16:7-10
“But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you.” 8 And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.
9 Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons. 10 She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept.”
[/INDENT]Grammatically, “he” should be a reference to the most previous male in the preceding text. But that doesn’t fit.
How would a preached Gospel differ from a written one?
We would expect several differences. One difference is that a preached Gospel to a live audience is going to produce questions. More information always leads to more questions. So, if it is a preached Gospel where is the expected question and answers ?
Verse 9 begins the “longer ending.” How do we explain the pronoun “he” which does not fit ? Dennis Barton, building on the work of noted scholars, explains that if a questioner at the end of Peter’s preaching had just asked a question using the name “Jesus” then the “he” fits perfectly. The longer ending seems to includes the answers to the questions.
See the other pieces of the puzzle fall perfectly into one cohesive whole.
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