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Acta Theologica

On-line version ISSN 2309-9089
Print version ISSN 1015-8758

Abstract

HENDRIKS, W.M.A.. In search of the original text in Mark 9:38. Acta theol. [online]. 2015, vol.35, n.1, pp.80-95. ISSN 2309-9089.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/actat.v35i1.5.

The text-critical situation of Mark 9:38 is very complicated. This complex situation already becomes evident in the different readings of the critical editions. While there is almost no variation in the first part of the verse, the critical editions offer four different readings in the last part of it. So there is until now no consensus at all. The question remains which text appears to be the more original one. Several scholars - such as Vaganay, Duplacy, Amphoux, and others - in search of the original text of Mark - opt for a so called Western text, the main stream still prefers the Neutral text of Westcott and Hort. A text-critical analysis of Mark 9:38 may provide an answer to this question.

Keywords : Gospel of Mark; Textual criticism; Fenton Hort; Priority Western text.

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