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Mark, Marcus

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A disciple described as 'JOHN, whose surname was Mark,' and as 'sister's son to Barnabas.' When Peter was miraculously delivered from prison he resorted to the house of Mary, who was Mark's mother. Peter may have been the means of his conversion, for he calls him his 'son.' 1 Peter 5:13 . He accompanied Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey, but left them at Perga. When the second journey was proposed, Paul did not think it right to take Mark with them; but on Barnabas pressing this, they separated, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed to Cyprus. Acts 12:12,25; Acts 13:5,13; Acts 15:37,39 . Paul and Mark were afterwards reconciled; he was with Paul at Rome and was commended to the Colossians. Colossians 4:10; Philippians 24 . He was with Peter at Babylon, and when Paul was a second time a prisoner at Rome, he asked for Mark, saying he was serviceable for the ministry. 2 Timothy 4:11 . Doubtless this Mark was God's instrument in writing the Gospel bearing his name.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Mark, Marcus'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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