"'Jesus as the Holy One of God"
[Y]our article 'Jesus as the Holy One of God: The Healing of the Zavah in Mark 5.24b-34' . . . . got a great review . . . . We are happy to accept this article for publication in vol. 8 of the Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism . . . . [Y]our article will probably . . . appear . . . [in] early 2012. I will be in touch when I start the editing and typesetting process.That was a nice email to receive, for we've been reworking this article for a long while now. Here's the introductory paragraph:
Mark b-34 tells the story of Jesus healing a woman suffering from a flow of blood. The story has a number of features that make it more than just another account of a healing miracle. It is foremost a story about the woman’s faith (Jesus is unwitting to the miracle until it actually occurs), but it also informs the reader, in a not-so-subtle way, that the healing virtue that flowed from Jesus has certain dynamic properties -- properties not unlike those characterizing the egressive properties of ritual purity. The story, as Mark has redactionally cast it, interrupts the narrative of Jesus bringing Jairus's daughter back to life (vv. 21-24a, 35-43). Two questions arise: (1) What does the miraculous healing of the woman signify? and (2) Why does it interrupt the narrative about Jairus's daughter?
That probably all that I ought to say about this article for now. When the time of publication comes, I might post more. I also have a few articles solely my own that I worked on earlier in Australia and Israel but have had to put on back burners until the day that the internet has advanced enough to enable me to rework them myself here in Korea.
That day may have arrived. Now, if I can just find the time to move them forward onto front burners . . .