Category: Jesus’ Baptism

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… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: Markan Christology – Jesus is God’s Son #1”

Musings on Mark: Jesus’ Origin Story in Mark

Every superhero has a back story, a tale about what made them the way they are. My favorite superhero is DC’s Batman. What disturbing thing happened to him that made him want to dress up like a bat and beat up bad guys in… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: Jesus’ Origin Story in Mark”

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”

Musings on Mark: The Baptism of Jesus (2) – Baptized in the Spirit

“You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”  Mark 1:11b, NRSV In my first post covering Jesus’ baptism I argued that the baptism Jesus underwent implied that he too needed to repent of his sins (Mark 1:4). Not only is… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: The Baptism of Jesus (2) – Baptized in the Spirit”

Musings on Mark: The Baptism of Jesus (1) – Jesus the Penitent

“In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.” Mark 1:9, NRSV The very first story we read in the Gospel of Mark isn’t about Jesus; it’s about John the Baptist. But unlike what we find… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: The Baptism of Jesus (1) – Jesus the Penitent”