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Jesus’s Meals with Pharisees and their Liturgical Roots

Jesus’s Meals with Pharisees and their Liturgical Roots

“Analecta Biblica” 209 2015 978-88-7653-675-5 

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The Gospel of Mark in the Syriac Harklean Version

The Gospel of Mark in the Syriac Harklean Version

Biblica et Orientalia 52 , 2015 978-88-7653-674-8 

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Jesus’s Meals with Pharisees and their Liturgical Roots

Esposito Thomas

“Analecta Biblica” 209

2015 pp. 400

978-88-7653-675-5

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Luke’s presentation of the deeds and words of Jesus features an emphasis on Jesus at table unique among the Synoptic Gospels. Luke alone portrays Jesus dining in the house of a Pharisee, and he does this on three separate occasions (7:36-50; 11:37-54; 14:1-24). An analysis of these three scenes and their surrounding narrative contexts reveals that Luke presents Jesus’ historical practice of commensality [συνεσϑίειν] as a model for Christian believers struggling to implement that teaching in their own communities. Jesus exhorts his disciples to avoid the trap of the “Pharisaic mindset”, which leads to the exclusion of others (and even auto-exclusion) from the communal meal. Excessive scholarly recourse to the Hellenistic symposium genre to interpret these meals ignores the fact that the meal itself is the message for both Jews and Gentiles. The book concludes with a suggestion that the Synoptic manner of portraying Jesus coming, going, and encountering people in need of healing or salvation has its origin in the liturgical life of the early Christian communities. This “Gospel pericopal structure” or “genre of encounter” allows Luke to present meal scenes to the believers gathered to encounter Jesus in the breaking of bread around their shared table (Lk 7:37; 24:31), just as the characters in the written Gospels do.

 

Thomas Esposito (b.1982) is a Cistercian monk (O.Cist.) and priest of Our Lady of Dallas Abbey in Texas (USA). In 2011, he completed his S.S.L. at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. He earned his doctorate from the Biblicum in 2014. He is currently teaching at the Cistercian Preparatory School as well as the University of Dallas, offering courses in both the Old and New Testaments, Biblical Greek, and World Religions.

The Gospel of Mark in the Syriac Harklean Version

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Yohanna Samer Soreshow

“Biblica et Orientalia” vol. 52

2015 pp. 208 + 4 tav.

978-88-7653-674-8

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This edition of the Harklean version of the Gospel of Mark fills a well-known desideratum in the field of the New Testament textual criticism. Based upon manuscript Chaldean 25 from the depository of the Chaldean Antonian Order of St. Hormizd (O.A.O.C.), this edition describes and collates the surviving Harklean manuscripts from the first millennium. The first critical apparatus reports variants to the lemma while a second apparatus reports variants in the marginal readings.  Colour images from the manuscripts are included so that the reader can fully appreciate the Harklean tradition and understand how the apparatuses were created. The introduction explains the system of text division, the marginalia, the diacritics and the other punctuation marks in the Harklean traditions. Special attention is given to the meaning of the critical signs that Thomas of Harqel employed in his creation of a new Syriac translation of the New Testament. 

Samer Soreshow Yohanna (1980), is a Chaldean priest (2006) and member of the Chaldean Antonian Order of St. Harmizd since 2003. He studied in Rome at the Pontifical Biblical Institute where he received his licentiate (2011) and his doctorate (2014) in Ancient Near Eastern Studies. 

This admirable critical edition of the Harklean version of the Gospel according to St. Mark, with its detailed introduction, constitutes a major contribution to the study of this important Syriac version. Besides presenting the evidence of twelve of the earliest manuscripts, Samer Yohanna also pays excellent attention to the marginalia and text divisions, as well as to the critical signs, thus providing a solid basis for all future research on the Harklean text of Mark.  Prof. Sebastian P. Brock, Oxford University.

 

Samer Yohanna’s excellent critical version edition of the Harklean Gospel of Mark based on the earliest manuscripts, including the hitherto unpublished manuscript C, fills a major gap in the study of the Harklean version of the New Testament. The edition sheds new light on the philological, orthographical, and ‘critical’ feature of the Syriac ‘mirror translatiion’ of the Greek Vorlage, and serves as a model to follow in the edition of the remaining gospels.  Prof. Amir Harrak, University of Toronto.

 

Dr. Samer Yohanna’s fine monograph marks a very substantial progress on previous editions of the Gospel of Mark in the Harklean version, most particulary by its excellent apparatus critici, both for the text and for the highly significant marginalia, which will allow future scholars to reach different interpretations of the evidence, and by its convincing-though avowedly provisional-diagram illustrating the relationships between the earliest manuscripts, far more complex than a traditional stemma codicum. Prof. Riccardo Contini, University of Naples “L’Orientale”.