Thursday, March 28, 2013

NT Pod 65: The Women at the Cross

NT Pod 65 discusses the Women at the Cross in Mark's Gospel. It is about 14 minutes long.

NT Pod 65: The Women at the Cross (mp3)

Key texts: Mark 15.21; Mark 15.40-41; John 19.25-27; Luke 8.1-3; Mark 6.3; Mark 3.31-5.

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  1. Thanks for this very timely podcast! Nice to listen to it as Good Friday approaches. Your thoughts about eyewitnesses make me think of Byrskog and Baukham, both of whom I was rereading recently as I was thinking about the lists of disciples. It seems the list of women function using the same criterion, with Mary Mag always topping the list (like Peter). It is also interesting that like Simon of Cyrene who is indentified in relation to his sons, the same is true for Mary of James and Joses. More evidence for the "eyewitness school." Te children are the ones that are remembered as conveyors of the tradition, but as they die off, they are removed from the testimony.

    Thanks again, your joy and enthusiasm in these podcasts is always contagious!
    Fr Dan Graves

  2. Wonderful, as always. Funny thing is I saw a few people make snarky comments about Jesus having Mary as a disciple traveling with him in The Bible series, yet this passage has women following and ministering Jesus. Seems like disciples to me!

  3. Thanks, Brian. I have a post on Mary Magdalene in the Bible series which I'll blog soon.

  4. Thanks, Mark - delightful. I have been looking at the ancient film Hawaii with Julie Andrews. What an embarrassment it is to consider the failure of male hegemony and the assumptions of both male and colonial attitudes to authority. Rereading the whole is so difficult when the male 'me-first' 'me-only' rears its masculine head. What a delight it is in contrast to hear how imagination should work for us. I may someday get back to the NT - having known the anointing in TNK, could I now reread the NT and know the TNK in the NT without the assumptions of Christian domination?