The things of Caesar : Mark-ing the plural (Mk 12:13–17)

Show simple item record Carter, Warren, 1955- 2015-06-15T07:23:20Z 2015-06-15T07:23:20Z 2014-09-02
dc.description.abstract This 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 freshlyasserted Roman power as idolatrous and blasphemous whilst simultaneously authorising the continued involvement of Jesus-believers in imperial society. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Carter, W., 2014, ‘The Things of Caesar: Mark-ing the Plural (Mark 12:13–17)’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 70(1), Art. # 2656, 9 pages. 10.4102/hts.v70i1.2656 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v70i1.2656
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Taxes en_ZA
dc.subject Mark’s scene en_ZA
dc.subject Social memory en_ZA
dc.subject Orality en_ZA
dc.subject Multi-referential saying en_ZA
dc.subject Trauma en_ZA
dc.subject Things of Caesar en_ZA
dc.subject Developing tradition en_ZA
dc.title The things of Caesar : Mark-ing the plural (Mk 12:13–17) en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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