Jesus Heals a Boy with an Evil Spirit: an Intertextual Reading of Mark 9:14-29 and the Golden Calf Incident in Exodus Ch. 32


Many commentators have noticed a similarity between Jesus’ return from the Mount of Transfiguration and Moses’ return from Mount Sinai with the 10 Commandments. In both cases there is a chaotic scene of failure which Jesus and Moses resolve. In this study, which was originally published in the magazine, Bible Study . . and how! I attempt to explore this connection further – mainly by means of an intertextual analysis of the relevant passages in Mark Ch. 9 and Exodus Ch. 32. This is really a preliminary attempt – I’m hoping at some stage to explore this interesting topic more fully, and will welcome any advice and (hopefully reasonably constructive!) criticism!

To access the article which is in the form of a Word document, please click on the link below:


Categories: Chiastic and Other Structures, Gospel of Mark, New Testament Exegesis, Old Testament Exegesis, Typology

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