"It may be worthwhile now to look again at [James] Robinson's comments on Mark to take stock of any parallel between his work [The Problem of the History in Mark] and Martyn's [History and Theology in the Fourth Gospel] on John. As a side note, I might mention that, in a small seminar on Mark at the University of Zurich in the academic year of 1963-1964, Professor Eduard Schweizer, in discussing some feature of Mark, would sometimes ask what it is reminiscent of, and the answer would usually be 'das Johannesevangelium.'"- D. Moody Smith, "The Problem of the History of John," in What We Have Heard From The Beginning: The Past, Present, and Future of Johannine Studies ed. Tom Thatcher, 311-320 (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2007), 319.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
On Synoptic Connections of the Gospel of John
D. Moody Smith has an interesting article concerning the gospel of John in relation to the Synoptics. He provides an interesting side note concerning John's gospel in relation to Mark's: