Mark 1:1-8:26, passage by passage
Resources for the close reading of the gospel of Mark.
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1:1 - 8:22(26) The Powerful, Secret Messiah
Without any preliminaries, Jesus comes charging into the story.
Jesus announces his message: The Kingdom of God
God's rule is here.
A day in the ministry
Jesus' healing brings popularity and controversy
Lecture Notes for 2:1 - 3:6
The ministry in microcosm: healing on the sabbath
Ministry in and around Galilee
Authority over the legions of demons
Demonism in Jewish/Hellenistic Literature and Its Relation to Mark 5
(Up 10/10/06; posted 5/8/02)
6:30 - 7:37
Feeding the 5,000 (cycle of stories).
Overview of the two cycles of feeding stories 6:31-8:26
Jesus attempts to withdraw
Lecture notes for 6:30-34
Feeding the 5,000
Healing of a man who was deaf and couldn't speak.
Lecture notes for 7:31-37
Feeding the 4,000 (cycle of stories).
Outline, Mark 8 - 10
The two-stage healing of a blind man
Many suggest that this story is a hinge between the first and second parts of the gospel, and that the two-stage aspect of the healing refers to the disciples' inability to 'see' what is going on.
Last updated 3/4/07; first posted 10/17/00; © 2006 John P. Nordin