Lectionary Year B
July 9, 2000
Mark 6:1-10

Initial Acquaintance/Rough Translation


Some variations among modern versions

v. 3
KJV, "...and they took offense at him..."
RSV "and they took offense at him..."
NEB "So they fell foul of him."

Reina Valera Antigua (ca.1602) and 1960 Revision:
"y se escandalizaron de el" ("and they were 'scandalized' by him")
New Spanish Bible (1975):
"Y aquello les resultaba escandaloso" ("and that was scandalous to them")

v. 6
KJV "And he marvelled because of their unbelief."
NIV "And he was amazed at their lack of faith"
NEB "And he was taken aback by their want of faith"

R.V.A. and R.V. '60 "Y estaba asombrado de la incredulidad de ellos" ("And he was astonished at their unbelief."
New Sp. Bible "Y se extrano de aquella falta de fe" ("And he was astounded at that/such a lack of faith")


(from Bruce Metzger, A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament, p. 88)

v. 2 Gr. "Polloi akountes" --- support for anarthRous use of "polloi" is very strong. The aorist tense of the participle could be a "pedantic refinement" by copyists of the Markan usage of a tense denoting continuous action.

v. 3 Gr. "...tekton...o ouios..." --- All uncials, many minuscules, and important early versions of Mark read, "Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary...?" Some later versions objected to calling Jesus a carpenter, and some other witnesses bring the text in line with Matthew 13:55 to read "Is this not the SON OF THE carpenter, the son of Mary?" The Palestinian Syriac simply omits "o tekton."

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