Scripture Interpreting Scripture: Reopening the Word

Marie Noonan Sabin

in Reopening the Word

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780195143591
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834600 | DOI:
Scripture Interpreting Scripture: Reopening the Word

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Sabin shows how Mark uses both direct citations and indirect echoes of Hebrew Scripture to construct a framework of interpretation. In particular, she shows how the opening word of Mark's Gospel, Beginning, as well as the other words of Mark 1, have enriched meanings in a Jewish context, and how the Seed Parables of Ch. 4 (i.e., the Parable of the Sower, the Parable of the Seed Growing Secretly, and the Parable of the Mustard Seed), if read in relation to one another as a midrashic lexicon, open up different insights about the meaning of God's kingdom than those derived from the reading‐frames of the church fathers or modern critics.

Keywords: framework of interpretation; Hebrew Scripture; Jewish context; kingdom of God; midrashic lexicon; Parable of the Mustard Seed; Parable of the Seed Growing Secretly; Parable of the Sower; reading‐frames; Seed Parables

Chapter.  8668 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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