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Title: What is Hidden Will Be Revealed
Subtitle: A Note on the Independence of Mk 4,22 and Q 12,2
Author(s): FRIEDRICHSEN, Timothy A.
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 80 Issue: 4 Date: December 2004
This note first provides an overview of the presentation of H.T. Fleddermann’s proposal (Mark and Q, BETL 122, Leuven, 1995, esp. pp. 81-84) that the saying in Mk 4,22, concerning “what is hidden will be revealed”, is Mark’s redaction of Q 12,2. The note then critiques his methodology as insufficient for establishing Mark’s dependence on Q 12,2 (this note follows the author’s similar treatment of the Lamp Saying, Mk 4,21 and Q 11,33, in ETL 79  423-430). First, Fleddermann’s proposal requires that Mark take the saying of Q 12,2 out of its own logical context and attach it somewhat uncomfortably to the saying on the lamp in Mk 4,21. More specifically, the proposed Marcan redaction of Q 12,2 results in three hapax legomena in one verse, which is highly improbable. The article thus demonstrates that the independence of Mk 4,22 and Q 12,2 is a better understanding of these respective forms of the saying.