MARK16 conference 2-3 June 2022

The Transmission of Mark’s Endings  in Different Traditions and Languages

List of papers and abstracts

Claire Clivaz (DH+, SIB, CH), Mina Monier (DH+, SIB, CH) and Dan Batovici (UCLouvain and KU Leuven, BE)

The five-year SNSF project MARK16[1] organizes its second conference in collaboration with Dan Batovici about the Gospel of Mark’s endings in different traditions and languages. It will take place entirely online, on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2022. The ​proceedings will be published as a thematic issue of the COMSt Bulletin.

Papers are listed below in alphabetical order. They will be available online before the conference but only to enrolled participants. During the conference, they will be summarized and followed by discussions. We thank warmly our colleagues for their participation! The schedule will be posted here in 2022. Inscriptions are open until the 30th May 2022 by email to


Patrick Andrist, “Codicological continuities and discontinuities at the end of Mark in the Greek witnesses before the ninth century

Dan Batovici, “The displaced longer ending of Mark in Armenian

Emilie Blotière, Haris Georgadis, Ondrej Matsuka and Judith Schulte, GOTRIPLE: a multicultural and multilingual discovery service in Social Sciences and Humanities

Anne Boud’hors and Sofia Torallas Tovar,The shorter ending of the Gospel of Mark in the different Coptic versions

Régis Burnet, “Mark 16 in the West from the 15th to the 19th century: doubts and certitudes about the conclusio longior

Claire Clivaz, “Mark 16 conclusio brevior in the diverse traditions

Stan Helton, Origen and the Endings of the Gospel of Mark

Albert ten Kate, “Ariston the Elder and the Diatessaric tradition

Eonique Katungu, “Un espace vide après Mc 16,8 dans le codex Vaticanus : Quelle interprétation en critique textuelle ?

James Kelhoffer, “The End of the Beginning’: Mark’s Longer Ending (16:9–20) and the Adaptation of the Markan Storyline

Jan Krans and An-Ting Yi, “Trajectories in the History of Textual Scholarship on Mark’s Endings: A Reconsideration

Damien Labadie, “The shorter ending of Mark in Ethiopic: prolegomena to a new critical edition

Peter Lorenz, “The Long Ending of Mark in Codex Bezae: Second-Century Tradition or Fourth-Century Revision?

Armine Melkonyan, “Mark 16:9-20 in the Armenian Medieval Literature: A Commentary by Basil of Mashkevor

Mina Monier, “Mark 16 in the translations of Ibn al-Ṭayyib

Alexey Morozov, Chapter 16 of the Gospel of Mark in the tradition of biblical translations into Old Slavic (10th–14th c.)

Curt Niccum, “The longer endings of Mark in Ethiopian transmission and tradition

Jermo van Nes, Hapax Legomena in Mark’s Longer Ending: A Linear Regression Analysis of Markan Vocabulary

Bernard Outtier, “Un essai de panorama des finales de Marc dans la tradition géorgienne

Gregory Paulson, “The transmission of Mk 16 in the Greek lectionary tradition

Sarah Parkhouse, “The longer ending of Mark in dialogue Gospels as preserved in the Coptic tradition

Anthony Royle and Garrick Allen, “Catena Marcum and the ending of Mark in GA 2604: paratexts, transcription, and interpretation

Katharina D. Sandmeier, “Coptic Mark 16 in the ECM

Elizabeth Schrader, “Was Salome at the Markan Tomb? Another Ending to Mark 16

Andrew Smith, “Mark 16 and the Eusebian Apparatus: Greek and Latin Solutions

David Taylor,Syriac evidence for the ending of the Gospel of Mark

Joan Taylor, “Cerinthus and the Resurrection Story in the Gospel of Mark

Jean Valentin, “Mc 16,9-20 dans les manuscrits arabes conservés au Sinaï

Tommy Wasserman,The ending(s) of Mark in family 1

Nicholas Zola, “Codex Fuldensis and the long ending of Mark in Tatian’s Diatessaron

Summary: The topic of the endings of the Gospel of Mark has been studied for centuries and remains open to diverse hypotheses. Despite this large corpus of work done on this question, particularly in the past couple of centuries, new frontiers of research tools emerge from reading the manuscripts that are still not transcribed or not easily accessible to scholars. The digital revolution brings its part of innovation to this quest and draws scholars’ attention to the materiality of the texts, highlighted as documents accessible online.

The concept that had served as a basis to the project Marc multilingue [2], deserves to be applied to the complex file of the Mark endings. On the 2nd and 3rd of June 2022 MARK16 conference, we intend to cover the reception and transmission of Mark 16 in different languages and traditions: Greek, Latin, Coptic, Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Ethiopic, Gothic, Georgian, and Old Slavonic manuscripts. This aims to provide researchers with the Status Quaestionis.


[1]; Virtual Research Environment:

[2] See J.-C. Haelewyck, “Presentation of the international project ‘Marc multilingue’”, Filologia Neotestamentaria XV (2002), pp. 3-17.

Claire Clivaz

Claire Clivaz is Head of Digital Humanities+ at SIB, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne (CH). She is leading projects in DH and New Testament. This blog presents the activities of the group DH+.

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2 réflexions sur « MARK16 conference 2-3 June 2022 »

    1. Dear colleague,

      Thank you for your question. As Mina Monier already answered to you, our CfP was open until the 31.10.21, and as you have seen, our program is already rich. So we do not accept further submissions, but of course, we would be eager to welcome you as participant. Large slots of discussions will allow to share ideas; papers will be shared in advance, for inscribed participants only.
      Have a nice week-end,
      Claire Clivaz with Mina Monier and Dan Batovici

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