Musings on Mark: Markan Christology – Jesus is God’s Son #1

Series Introduction MARKAN BOOKENDS The very first scene wherein Jesus appears is one in which he is baptized by John in the Jordan River (cf. Mark 1:4-8):  And it happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And then as he came out of... Continue Reading →

Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason, the Tabernacle, and the Trinity in the Old Testament

Few Christian doctrines are as bizarre as the doctrine of the Trinity. Most people have a vague understanding of what the doctrine entails but far fewer can articulate it without accidentally falling into some cesspool of heterodoxy. Lest I follow suit, I'll allow the Westminster Confession of Faith1 to define the doctrine: In the unity of... Continue Reading →

Mark 1:12-13, AEV

Here is my translation of Mark 1:12-13. Mark's Gospel has the shortest version of Jesus' temptation in the wilderness when compared to the other Synoptics. John does not have this pericope at all. As usual, if you have any thoughts or questions, feel free to leave them in the comments or email me: amateurexegete@gmail.com. Mark... Continue Reading →

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