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Gospel of Mark
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Second Gospel in the New Testament canon, but generally held to be the first composed. Traditionally ascribed to John Mark, who traveled with Paul and Barnabas. The Gospel of Mark was likely written to persuade Gentile readers in Rome that Jesus’ death on the cross—a shameful form of execution in Roman society—did not invalidate his claims to messiahship and deity or his proclamation of the kingdom of God, but rather that his resurrection, miracles, and prediction of his death vindicated his claims.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mark, Gospel of
Mark, Gospel of Second Gospel in the New Testament canon, but generally held to be the first composed. Traditionally ascribed to John Mark, who traveled with Paul and Barnabas. The Gospel of Mark was likely written to persuade Gentile readers in Rome that Jesus’ death on the cross—a shameful form of
Mark, Gospel of, Critical Issues
Mark, Gospel of, Critical Issues Surveys milestones in scholarship on the Gospel of Mark and examines critical issues including: purpose, authorship and date, audience, location, genre, sources, and text.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mark, Gospel of
MARK, GOSPEL OF. Mark is, along with Matthew and Luke, one of the Synoptic Gospels. It is found as the second book in the NT canon.A. Origin1. Author2. Date3. Occasion for WritingB. Purpose1. Lack of Historical Interest2. Theological PurposeC. Structure and Literary Patterns1. Intercalation
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Mark, Gospel of
Mark, Gospel of. Second book of the NT, probably written by John Mark of Jerusalem some time between ad 60 and 68.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Mark, Gospel of
MARK, GOSPEL OF Second book of the NT, probably written by John Mark of Jerusalem sometime between ad 60 and 68.PreviewAuthor, Date, ProvenanceDistinctivesStructureOccasion, Purpose, TheologyContentAuthor, Date, Provenance Our most ancient testimony about who wrote the second Gospel comes
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Mark, Gospel according To
Mark, Gospel According to, the second Gospel in the nt.Contents: The Gospel opens with an account of John the Baptist (1:1–8). When Jesus is baptized by John, a voice from heaven calls Jesus the Beloved Son of God (1:9–11). After being tempted by Satan, Jesus begins preaching the gospel of the kingdom
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Mark, Gospel of (Writing)
MARK, GOSPEL OF. The second Gospel according to the order in the English Bible.AuthorAlthough the Gospel is anonymous, that is adequate reason to ascribe the book with certainty to John Mark, the attendant of Peter. The Marcan authorship finds its earliest attestation in the writings of Papias from
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Mark, Gospel Of
Mark, Gospel ofThe shortest of the canonical Gospels. Mark gained prominence in late 19th- and 20th-century scholarship partly because of the consensus that it was the first written Gospel. Before the 19th century Mark suffered from benign neglect because almost all of its stories are contained in Matthew
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Mark, Gospel of (Writing)
Mark, Gospel of. †The second book of the New Testament and the second (in canonical order) of the four Gospels.
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Mark, Gospel of (Writing)
Mark, gospel ofThe Gospel according to Mark stands as one of the foundational documents of the Christian faith. Eclipsed for centuries as an abridged edition of the Gospels according to Matthew and Luke, this Gospel was rediscovered for its own sake in the nineteenth-century quests for the historical
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Mark, Gospel Of
MARK, GOSPEL OF The second book of the New Testament and the second of the Synoptic Gospels. Written chiefly for Gentile Christians, the Gospel strives to demonstrate that Jesus is truly the Son of God. The narrative is steeped in realism and detail, focusing more on Jesus’s labors and miracles than
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