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mcgafter noun

A makeshift instrument or tool (mechanical, electronic or otherwise) whereby one may gaff (poke, hook, hack) something to achieve the desired result. Works better when it gets attached to a mcgoerie*. Very common worldwide especially in parts of Africa where it has been known to be the tool of choice of even high level government officials for all governmental problems.


mcgoerie noun

A well designed tool similar in shape and function to a mcgafter* yet completely different in it's purpose. May also be used on it's own. Uses of this instrument are very rare and appears to only occur in the countries of Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa, as well as where former residents of those countries have dispersed abroad.


Jun
19
awarded  Critic
Jun
19
comment Did Mark intend to end his gospel at 16:8?
This is not really a good question to ask. The better approach is to ask whether it is original or not. How do we know what Mark's intention was at any point at all? How do we know whether Moses did not perhaps want to stop the Book of Genesis after chapter 11 or even 15 or 36? Or Isaiah perhaps felt like stopping at chapter 53. In the end it is not about their Intentions but about God's Inspiration compelling them to write absolutely what God wanted to preserve for the future readers.
Jun
19
comment Who is the author of Hebrews quoting in Hebrews 10:38?
I always thought of that last part simply as Paul's own words and feelings, not as a quote.
Jun
19
comment Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?
Well said. Dean Burgon in his book also beautifully pointed out the fallacy of trusting in these stylistic clues.
Sep
23
awarded  Teacher
Sep
23
comment Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?
@NoahSnyder "He appeals to their omission of the words ἐν Εφεσω from the first verse of S. Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians,—another peculiarity, in which Codd. א and B stand quite alone among MSS." Adding p46 to this still does not remedy the situation in that in both א and B a corrector has added these words in the margin.
Sep
23
comment Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?
B and א differs even amongst themselves in the previous verses. How can their testimony be trusted?
Sep
23
comment Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?
@NoahSnyder The manuscripts, Church fathers and lectionaries are all old-fashioned, 'out of date' by a thousand years plus. The arguments stay the same and the logic as well. "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein." (Jer 6:16 KJV)
Sep
22
comment Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?
The book which I refer to in my answer from Dean Burgon actually addresses all your points and show these verses to be true without a doubt. The argument against it as far as manuscripts go really only rest on Vaticanus and Sinaiticus.
Sep
22
awarded  Editor
Sep
22
comment Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?
@Dan I've updated my answer. If you don't like it please refer me to these new modern discoveries that have shown these verses an Dean Burgon's work to be false so that my investigate it.
Sep
22
revised Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?
expanded the explanation
Aug
13
awarded  Supporter
Aug
12
comment Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?
True about it being more of a comment than an answer. I'll update the answer in the near future when I've got a bit more time. In the mean time read the book if you can... You won't regret it, it's brilliant.
Aug
12
answered Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?
Aug
2
awarded  Autobiographer