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Old 01 April 2007, 10:43 PM
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Icon104 Was It a Hoax? Debate on a ‘Secret Mark’ Gospel Resumes

Imagine the discovery of a previously unknown Gospel of Mark, a secret text suppressed by church authorities that pictured Jesus initiating his disciples with a hallucinatory, nocturnal and quite possibly homosexual rite. Imagine the headlines, the four-alarm book promotion and the cable network special.

Ho-hum, you say? Isn’t it simply Easter season, when fresh Gnostic gospels or dubious ossuaries show up like spring daffodils?

Ah, but those with long memories know that just such a “secret Gospel of Mark” once did make headlines.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/31/us/31beliefs.html
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Scott Brown's original essay in JBL on the subject is available here, starting p. 89.
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Here's a review of the latest work on the subject.
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Someone read 1 Kings 17:19-21, saw Jesus' reference to the story in Luke 4:26, got really turned on by the description "he stretched himself out on the boy three times" (when Elijah was resurrecting the boy) and decided Jesus must've done the same thing.
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