Category: Synoptic Problem

The Synoptic Problem: Presenting the Problem

Michael Kok: The Weight of Petrine Authority

Michael J. Kok, The Gospel on the Margins: The Reception of Mark in the Second Century (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2015), 9-10, 11. Evidently the weight of Petrine authority did not compel an active readership of Mark. The reason for this limited use may lie in… Continue Reading “Michael Kok: The Weight of Petrine Authority”

Musings on Mark: He’s Out of His Mind!

“And his family heard it and came down to seize him: for they were saying that he was out of his mind.” Mark 3:21, my translation We often take for granted that in our New Testament we have four Gospels sitting side-by-side. We don’t… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: He’s Out of His Mind!”

Musings on Mark: Conflict Among the Synoptics

Καὶ εὐθὺς τὸ πνεῦμα αὐτὸν ἐκβάλλει εἰς τὴν ἔρημον. καὶ ἦν ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ τεσσεράκοντα ἡμέρας πειραζόμενος ὑπὸ τοῦ σατανᾶ, καὶ ἦν μετὰ τῶν θηρίων, καὶ οἱ ἄγγελοι διηκόνουν αὐτῷ. Mark 1:12-13 In the last “Musing on Mark” post, we addressed the “wild animals” comment that… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: Conflict Among the Synoptics”