Mk 4:10ff.

Jim West jwest at Highland.Net
Wed Jan 27 09:10:52 EST 1999


At 06:46 PM 1/27/99 +0000, you wrote:
>Perhaps the hardest verses in Mark, but how should MUSTHRION be translated
>at 4:11?  'Secret' seems almost an under-translation, and 'mystery' an
>over-translation.  Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
>
>Thanks
>Julian Waterfield

I'm gonna catch it for this one- but I would suggest "rites".  "To you are
given the "rites" of the Kingdom..."  I.e., you are the ones who can
initiate others into the rule of God.


Best,

Jim

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Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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