The Open Horizon of Mark 13

  title={The Open Horizon of Mark 13},
  author={M. Kiel},
  journal={Journal of Biblical Literature},
  pages={145 - 162}
  • M. Kiel
  • Published 2017
  • History
  • Journal of Biblical Literature
Stephen O’Leary’s theory of apocalyptic rhetoric proves helpful for understanding Mark’s intentions for the apocalyptic motifs employed in his Gospel. The details of the discourse in Mark 13 ought not be correlated with specific historical events but should be understood as rhetorical ornaments that underscore watchfulness and wakefulness. O’Leary’s comic framework of apocalyptic rhetoric provides new exegetical insight into how Mark uses apocalyptic topoi to jolt an audience that had grown… Expand


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