Of that hour and day no one knows – Mark 13 as an apocalypse?

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Marius Nel

ISBN 978-3-643-90570-3
Band-Nr. 3
Jahr 2014
Seiten 456
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Theology in Africa

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Many researchers accept that Mark 13 functions as an
apocalypse. But does this assumption reflect the purpose of
the eschatological discourse that the evangelist places in
Jesus‘ mouth? The present work investigates Mark 13 in order
to answer the question whether the evangelist also utilizes
Jewish apocalypticism as the matrix to answer the four
disciples‘ question, When will the Temple be destroyed, and
what sign will there be that it is all about to take place?
The study concludes that the Markan Jesus employs
apocalyptic language but turns his discourse into
anti-apocalyptic to address the overheated eschatological
expectations of disciples at the time of the destruction of
the Temple in 70 CE.

Marius Nel is manager of the distance campus
of the Faculty of Theology of North-West University at
Polokwane, pastor of the Apostolic Faith Mission in
Polokwane, and professor at the Research Unit of the Faculty
of Theology, North-West University in Potchefstroom, South