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”
A review of Helen Bond’s book ‘The First Biography of Jesus.’
Over on Twitter, I was recently followed by @bibleautopsy. It must have slipped under my radar because I didn’t look into their profile, nor did I follow back. But after I saw a tweet in which they tagged Joshua Bowen, I wanted to see… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: A Promising New Series on the Gospel of Mark”
“Did Jesus plan to start a new religion, then? No.” – Matthew Thiessen
Yes, Matthew’s version of the raising of Jairus’ daughter contradicts Mark’s account of it.
Helen K. Bond, The First Biography of Jesus: Genre and Meaning in Mark’s Gospel (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2020), 165.
Helen K. Bond, The First Biography of Jesus: Genre and Meaning in Mark’s Gospel (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2020), 92.
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.
Part 3 of an ongoing series covering the ‘Skeptics Annotated Bible’ by Steve Wells.