Musings on Mark: Mary Ann Beavis on the Parable of the Tenants

Mary Ann Beavis, Mark, Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament (Baker Academic, 2011), 175. In Mark, then, the parable [i.e. of the tenants; Mark 12:1-12] is a sort of Passion prediction in expanded, allegorical form. For the evangelist, any God-given authority that the Jewish leaders may have had has been forfeited by their neglect of their... Continue Reading →

Mark 1:14-15, AEV

Below is my translation of Mark 1:14-15 which describes the beginning of Jesus' ministry in Galilee following his baptism (1:9-11) and testing in the wilderness (1:12-13). MARK 1:14-15, AEV 14 Following the arrest of John, Jesus came into Galilee preaching the gospel of God 15 saying, "The time has been fulfilleda and the reign of Godb... Continue Reading →

Mary Ann Beavis: What Genre is the Gospel of Mark?

Mary Ann Beavis, Mark, Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011), 16. One eminently plausible suggestions regarding the genre of Mark is the observation that the Gospel is most at home in the domain of biblical narrative....Mark's Jesus functions within a narrative world ruled by the God of Israel, where prophets... Continue Reading →

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