Slow to understand : the disciples in synoptic perspective

@article{Melbourne1990SlowTU,
  title={Slow to understand : the disciples in synoptic perspective},
  author={Bertram L. Melbourne},
  journal={Journal of Biblical Literature},
  year={1990},
  volume={109},
  pages={533}
}
The problem of the portrayal of the disciples of Jesus has been the focus of much scholarly investigation. Discussion has been pursued primarily from the Marcan perspective in keeping with its assumed priority. Consequently, Mark is seen as creating the disciples' incomprehension to serve his theological intent. The correctness of this notion is questioned in this study which seeks to determine whether incomprehension was an authentic experience of Jesus' original disciples, and whether… 
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