Markus 1:40-45; het verblijf in de woestijn als lotsbestemming van een ongewone vorst
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The central question of this research is the meaning of the impossibility of of Jesus to show himself openly in the city, and must be outside, in the desert instead, after the curing of the lepard (Mk 1:45). This question will be dealt with in a literrary way, with a focus on the used terminology. In the first place we notify a change in the role of the two figures of this story. In the first place there is the lepard who has a desolated position. This position changes in the end, where Jesus is the one who has a desolated position. In between there is the discussion about how to re-enter the community, after being healed from leprosy. Mark uses this theme of being isolated from the community not only here. The work of Jesus gives conflicts in the community, from the beginning. This is also confirmed by the use of the word 'desert' (in opposition to 'city)', which has a litterary function in the first chapter of Mark.