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SUMMARY NOTES -- GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK I. Authorship of Mark: Apostolic tradition (from Papias via Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History ) linked Mk with John Mark, sometime traveling companion of St. Paul, nephew of Barnabus, and friend of St. Peter (Acts 11:27-30; Acts 12; 13: 1-5; 1Pet. 5:13; Col. 4:10; Philm. 24; 2Tim 4:11; and perhaps also Mk. 14:51-53). The gospel has long been associated with Peter and Paul in Rome. II. Literary Characteristics of Mark's Gospel: i) Shortest of the gospels, streamlined and abridged; eg. no birth narratives, no genealogies, no extensive speeches by Jesus or the disciples. ii) Mk. has been edited to enhance the tension in the narrative; eg. Mk. 5, the account of Jairus' daughter and the woman with the hemorrhage. Mk introduces the story of Jairus' daughter (Mk. 5:21-4), and then turns our attention to the hemorrhaging woman (5:25-34). After establishing a "cliff-hanger," the author returns to the initial narrative about Jairus' daughter (5:35-42) and brings it to completion. iii)
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course REL THEL 352 taught by Professor Tyson during the Spring '08 term at Houghton College.

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