The MARK16 team thanks again all colleagues who have participated to the MARK16 second online conference, a success (list of contributions here).
MARK16 is also very proud to announce the publication of a new article by Mina Monier in the OA journal Religions: Mina Monier, 2022. “Mark’s Endings in Context: Paratexts and Codicological Remarks” Religions 13, no. 6: 548. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13060548
Summary: This article addresses the problem of the perception of Mark’s endings as expressed in its manuscript tradition. I will argue that, unlike the modern standardized image, manuscript evidence offers a complex phenomenon in which the endings were perceived in diverse ways that move across the threshold that separates a text from paratexts. Further, the manuscripts show an influence between the endings and their associated paratexts. I will show this phenomenon by examining (i) the hypotheses before the Gospel, (ii) marginalia that engaged Mark 16, and (iii) postscripts after the Gospel. In conclusion, the article recommends revisiting the standard perception of the “endings” within their larger paratextual ecosystem.