Nature's Lament for Jesus

David E. Fredrickson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/2006

Issue: Mark (Vol. 26, No 1, Winter, 2006)

Might Mark's torn curtain, darkened sun, and descending dove have a significance different from that offered by most interpreters? In the light of Greek art and poetry, they can be seen to portray nature's lament for Jesus in a kind of grave-relief that opens new doors of meaning.

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