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Did Jesus Curse Himself in Mark 8:12?

In my reading today I was surprised to come across this

“Jesus hat nach Mk 8 diese Forderung scharf abgelehnt mit einer damals üblichen Formel, die eigentlich bedingt eine Selbstverfluchung enthält: „(Verflucht will ich sein,) wenn dieses Geschlecht ein Zeichen bekommt!“ D. h. positiv ausgedrückt: „Dieses Geschlecht wird sicherlich kein Zeichen erhalten!“ (Haenchen, Ernst. Der Weg Jesu: Eine Erklärung des Markus-Evangeliums und der kanonischen Parallelen. 2nd ed. dGl. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1968, p284)

Haenchen states that in Mark 8:12 Jesus self-curses and states "I'll be damned if this generation gets a sign!" This seems shocking on several levels. Firstly, that is not how we would expect Jesus to speak. Secondly, why hadn't I noticed this before - having read Mark through in Greek several times? Thirdly, why is there no trace of this in our English translations?

A quick check of the commentaries reveals that Haenchen is not being controversial to suggest that …
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11.30-12.00 – Lyndon Drake – Economic Capital in the Hebrew Bible
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3.30-4.00 – Jacqueline Lloyd – Did Jesus minister in Gaulanitis?
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