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The Exodus Motif in the Gospel of Mark

WINCH, PETER,JOHN,LLEWELYN (2023) The Exodus Motif in the Gospel of Mark. Masters thesis, Durham University.

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This dissertation aims to demonstrate the prominent and multifaceted use of the exodus motif in Mark.
Chapters 1 and 2 will examine the exodus motif in the beginning of the gospel, focusing on the opening citation and the wilderness setting in the early chapters. Here, it will be argued, the exodus is recapitulated in the life and ministry of Jesus.
Chapters 3 and 4 will move to the middle of the gospel, exploring the exodus language at the heart of the transfiguration and Jesus’ journey along ‘the way’ towards Jerusalem. It will be shown that the exodus motif is inverted in this central section. This new exodus journey ends not in triumph but tragedy, not with conquest but a cross.
Chapters 5 and 6 will examine the exodus motif at the end of the gospel, focusing on the Passover framework and the torn temple veil. Here, it will be maintained, the exodus is superseded by a greater redemptive act.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Award:Master of Arts
Keywords:Mark, Exodus, Pentateuch,
Faculty and Department:Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Theology and Religion, Department of
Thesis Date:2023
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:18 Oct 2023 14:13

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