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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Mark (2)

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Mark, the Gospel of. The universal consent of the ancient church ascribed the second gospel to John Mark. It has also been said that he wrote under the superintendence of Peter. The arrangement of this gospel appears to be: 1. A short introduction noticing the mission of John Baptist. 1:1-8. 2. The public ministry of Christ, his discourses and actions in Galilee, prefaced by an account of his baptism. 1:9-9:50. 3. Our Lord's last journeyings toward Jerusalem, with the narrative of his passion, death, resurrection, and ascension. 10 to 16:20. It exhibits Christ as the spiritual conqueror and wonder-worker, the lion of the tribe of Judah, filling the people with amazement and fear. Mark introduces several Latin terms; he even substitutes Roman money for Greek, 12:42, which Luke does not, and notices that Simon of Cyrene was the father of Alexander and Rufus, 15:21, who probably were Christians in Rome. Romans 16:13. It is, therefore, most likely that the Gospel was written in that city.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Mark (2)'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/m/mark-2.html. 1893.

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