A few thoughts on the authorship and date of the Gospel of Mark
A proposal for seeing the structure in Mark as three parts with a central claim and subsequent divine confirmations.
Considering Mark as a revealing “apocalypse.”
The Ending of Mark is one of the great Biblical mysteries. What should we do with it as a reader?
Mark uses a motif of secrecy to mold the reader’s view of Jesus as Messiah.
Mark Uses literary intercalations to guide interpretation.
Mark gives context to the claim that Jesus is Messiah through his organizational structure.
The Gospel of Mark uses grammar, vocabulary, and foreshadowing to rush the reader to the end of the story.
This is the first in a series of posts discussing literary features of the Gospel of Mark.
Paul was asking the Corinthian believers [in 2 Corinthians 8:13-15] to give to the impoverished saints in Jerusalem, the goal being that no one would have too much or too little. This idea is pretty far-fetched in modern-day culture, where we are taught to look out for ourselves and are thus rewarded. The gap is…