Title

Revisiting the Empty Tomb: The Post-Mortem Vindication of Jesus in Mark and Q

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Journal

Novum Testamentum

Volume

45

Issue

2

First Page

123

Last Page

137

URL with Digital Object Identifier

https://doi.org/10.1163/15685360360623475

Abstract

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"Q 13:34-35 connects Jesus' disappearance with his future eschatological role as the "Coming One" in a manner suggestive of other Jewish materials that understand the assumption of a prophet or sage as the basis of a special eschatological function. If Q also betrays a knowledge of Jesus' death, the assumption of Jesus becomes, for Q , the mode of his post-mortem vindication. Mark's "Empty Tomb" story (Mark 16:1-8) may be seen as a post-mortem disappearance narrative; this raises the possibility that Q and Mark (or a pre-Markan source) may have expressed a belief in Jesus' vindication by God in quite similar terms."

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