The Gospel of Mark
More words about Mark
The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news. (1:15)

Unique Material only in Mark - and what Mark omits.


Commentaries: brief reviews of recommended books on Mark.


Thematic and general material on the gospel.

Close Reading
Passage by passage analysis.

Themes - what to look for when reading Mark, including:

sq The Messianic secret
sq Urgency
sq Galilee vs. Jerusalem
sq Jesus showing emotion

Issues - points of discussion and argument about the meaning of the gospel, including

sq Is 16:8 the ending, and if so, what does it mean?

Narrative techniques

1:1 - 8:22(26) The Powerful, Secret Messiah

8:27 - 10:52 The Visible, suffering Messiah

11:1 - 16:8 The Passion of Jesus

Last updated 10/7/06; first posted 10/00; © 2006 John P. Nordin