Category: Larry Hurtado

‘Christology in Mark’s Gospel: Four Views’ – A Brief Review

Arguably, the central question of the Gospel of Mark is one that comes from the lips of the Markan Jesus himself: “Who do you say that I am?” (Mark 16:29) In the nearly two-thousand years since Mark wrote those words there have been myriad… Continue Reading “‘Christology in Mark’s Gospel: Four Views’ – A Brief Review”

Who is “the Son of Man”?

Jesus said, “I am; and ‘you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power,’ and ‘coming with the clouds of heaven.’” Mark 14:62, NRSV As we read through the Gospels we come across a phrase that Jesus uses… Continue Reading “Who is “the Son of Man”?”

Was Jesus Magical? Larry Hurtado on “Semitic Language in Mark”

Larry Hurtado, a biblical scholar based out of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, recently wrote a blog post addressing the question of whether some of the Semitic terminology used in the Gospel of Mark are examples of magical incantations. The passages in question… Continue Reading “Was Jesus Magical? Larry Hurtado on “Semitic Language in Mark””