Go tell the disciples (Mk 16:7-16:7)

“But go!

Tell his disciples!

Tell Peter!

He is going

Ahead of you

To Galilee!

There you will see him,

Just as he told you.”

 

ἀλλὰ ὑπάγετε εἴπατε τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ καὶ τῷ Πέτρῳ ὅτι Προάγει ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν· ἐκεῖ αὐτὸν ὄψεσθε, καθὼς εἶπεν ὑμῖν.

 

This text is similar to Matthew, chapter 28:6-7, but there was no specific mention of Peter there.  Luke, chapter 24:9, had the women tell the 11 apostles, about the resurrection of Jesus without being told to do so.  John, chapter 20:2, had Mary Magdalene tell Peter and the other disciple about Jesus’ resurrection without anyone telling her to do so.  Mark said that this man told these 3 women to go tell the disciples of Jesus (ἀλλὰ ὑπάγετε εἴπατε τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ) and Peter (καὶ τῷ Πέτρῳ) that he was going to go ahead of them into Galilee (ὅτι Προάγει ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν).  There, they would see him (ἐκεῖ αὐτὸν ὄψεσθε) without mentioning any specific destination, just as he had told them beforehand (καθὼς εἶπεν ὑμῖν).  Peter got special mention.  They would all get together in some undisclosed place in Galilee.

Yahweh questions Job about the weather (Job 38:22-38:24)

“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow?

Have you seen the storehouses of the hail?

I have reserved these for the time of trouble.

I have reserved these for the day of battle and war.

What is the way to the place where the light is distributed?

Where is the east wind scattered upon the earth?”

Yahweh then wants to know where the snow and the hail are stored up for the times of trouble, battle, and war. Where is the light kept? Where is that east wind when it is not blowing. Once again, this is a static view of the world. There was considered to be one place where snow and hail were stored for bad days. Light was kept hidden in some undisclosed place, while the wind was held back waiting for just the right moment. Of course, Job would not know the answer to these questions.