Category: Joel Marcus

Joel Marcus: Neither a Deity Masquerading as Human nor Divinized at the Transfiguration

Joel Marcus, Mark 8-16: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary, The Anchor Yale Bible (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009), 1117-1118.

Joel Marcus: No External Evidence for the Barabbas Incident

Joel Marcus, Mark 8-16: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009), 930. While it is probable…that some members of the Jewish hierarchy pressed Pilate to put Jesus to death (Mark 15:1, 3, 11), and while a revolutionary… Continue Reading “Joel Marcus: No External Evidence for the Barabbas Incident”

Joel Marcus: What is Mark’s “Abomination of Desolation”?

Joel Marcus, Mark 8-16: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009), 890-891. The abomination of desolation [in Mark 13:14] is probably related to a desecration that preceded the destruction of Jerusalem. The occurrence that best fits the… Continue Reading “Joel Marcus: What is Mark’s “Abomination of Desolation”?”