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?
>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.




Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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