A NOTE ON MARKAN OPTICS

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Journal Article

In one of the strangest stories in his strange Gospel, Mark records the two-stage healing of a blind man by Jesus in Bethsaida (8.22–6). Jesus’ first healing action of spitting on the man's eyes and laying hands on them is only partially successful; the man now sees something, but what he sees is people who look like walking trees (8.24). His vision is still unclear, so Jesus must repeat the therapy, this time with more felicitous results: και διεβλεψεν [sc. oτυϕγoς] και απεκατεστη και ενεβλεπεν τηλαυγως απαντα. But how exactly is this clause to be translated?

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • MARCUS, JOEL

Published Date

  • March 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 250 - 256

Published By

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-8145

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-6885

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s0028688598002501

Language

  • en