Category: Mark 1

Mark 1, AEV

Below is my full translation of the first chapter in Mark’s Gospel. It is still in some ways a very raw translation but it will serve as the launching pad for work on my commentary on Mark. I plan on doing more revisions to… Continue Reading “Mark 1, AEV”

Musings on Mark: The Johannine Calling Narratives of John 1:35-51

In the Gospel of Mark, the first four disciples that Jesus calls to follow him (akoloutheō) are Simon, Andrew, James, and John (Mark 1:16-20). All four of those men were fishing on the Sea of Galilee when Jesus walked by and all four of… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: The Johannine Calling Narratives of John 1:35-51”

Mark 1:16-20, AEV

Below is my translation of Mark 1:16-20 which follows the beginning of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee (1:14-15). Here we see Jesus call his first disciples, including the inner three of Simon Peter, James, and John. MARK 1:16-20, AEV 16And walking alonga the Sea of… Continue Reading “Mark 1:16-20, AEV”

The Synoptic Problem: Presenting the Problem

Donahue and Harrington: Satan’s Testing of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark

John R. Donahue and Daniel J. Harrington, The Gospel of Mark, Sacra Pagina (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2002), 37. The testing of Jesus by Satan (1:12-13) alerts the reader to Mark’s conception of Jesus’ ministry as a struggle against the cosmic forces of evil.… Continue Reading “Donahue and Harrington: Satan’s Testing of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark”

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… Continue Reading “Mark 1:14-15, AEV”

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… Continue Reading “Mark 1:12-13, AEV”

Mark 1:9-11, AEV

Previously I had posted my own translation with notes of Mark 1:1-8. Today’s post will be of Mark 1:9-11. Though only three verses in length, it is an important episode in the ministry of the Markan Jesus. Here we see his baptism both in… Continue Reading “Mark 1:9-11, AEV”

Mark 1:1-8, the Amateur Exegete Version (AEV)

Part of my daily routine includes spending time in the Greek New Testament. Since last year I’ve been going verse-by-verse in the Gospel of Mark. For a time I was simply reading the text, consulting a couple of commentaries, and taking notes on anything… Continue Reading “Mark 1:1-8, the Amateur Exegete Version (AEV)”

Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 1

“So he appointed…Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.” Mark 3:16a, 19, NRSV Of all the characters in the Gospels, few stand out like Judas Iscariot. It isn’t because he is as verbose as Peter can be nor is it because he stands out like James… Continue Reading “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 1”