Show simple item record

dc.creatorCarter, Warren
dc.description.abstractThis article observes the rarely-discussed phenomenon that the Marcan paying-the-tax scene refers to tax in the singular, whilst the concluding saying uses the plural 'the things of Caesar and of God'. The article accounts for this phenomenon by means of developing traditions. The section under the heading 'Mark's scene and saying about taxes (12:13-17)' counters the common claim that scene and saying originated as a unit from the historical Jesus. It proposes that whilst the saying may have originated with Jesus, the scene as we have it did not. The section under the heading 'Social memory, orality, and a multi-referential saying?' suggests some contexts that the saying about the things of Caesar addressed pre-Mark. And under the section 'Trauma and Mark's scene' it is argued that Mark created a unit comprising scene and saying to negotiate the ' trauma' of the 66-70 war. The unit evaluates freshly-asserted Roman power as idolatrous and blasphemous whilst simultaneously authorising the continued involvement of Jesus-believers in imperial society.
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishing
dc.sourceHTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies
dc.subjectJesus Christ--historicity
dc.subjectJesus Christ--teachings
dc.subjectBible--Mark--criticism and redaction
dc.subjectBible--Mark--language and style
dc.subjectPolitics in the Bible
dc.subjectPsychic trauma
dc.subjecttaxation--biblical teaching
dc.subjectcollective memory
dc.subject63 BC-70 AD
dc.titleThe Things of Caesar: Mark-ing the Plural (Mk 12:13-17)
dc.rights.holderWarren Carter et al.
dc.rights.licenseCC BY 4.0
local.collegeBrite Divinity School
local.departmentBrite Divinity School
local.personsAll (Brite)

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as