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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Mark: Title



1. The inscription.


This Book is inscribed Εὐαγγέλιον τὸ κατὰ Μάρκον, The Gospel according to Mark, concerning which title there is to be an appraisal from those things that we said above concerning the similar inscription of Matthew. [See below.]

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Jul 01, 2020

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Jul 01, 2020


Heidegger on the Inscription of Matthew: '1. The inscription of the book. Why do the books setting forth the history concerning Christ go by the title of Gospels? The twofold notion of Gospel: ὑπομνημονεύματα/commentaries/registers.


This first book of the New Testament is inscribed τὸ κατὰ Ματθαῖον Εὐαγγέλιον, the Gospel according to Matthew. Namely, because Saint Mark made the title of the history concerning Christ, consigned to writing by himself, the Εὐαγγελίου/Gospel, Mark 1:1, it was pleasing to the Church from the times of the Holy Apostles to inscribe those four books in which the history of the life and death of Christ is comprehended with the title of Gospel, even as Justin[1] testifies in his Apologia, and, I add, as…


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