The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark

(Secular Web) – Richard Carrier:

MacDonald‘s thesis in this book is that the Gospel of Mark is a deliberate and conscious anti-epic, an inversion of the Greek “Bible” of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, which in a sense “updates” and Judaizes the outdated heroic values presented by Homer, in the figure of a new hero, Jesus. …

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Dennis R MacDonald: The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark

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