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A tale of mystery, conflict, irony and pathos Mark
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First Gospel written 65–73 CE Shortest Gospel Lacks birth and resurrection narratives Mark 13 may refer to Jewish War, 64– 70 CE Follows format of early Christian preaching Date and Place
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Anonymous Papias identifies author as “Peter’s interpreter” (1 Pet. 5:13; box 6.1) Devout Christian Jesus is Son of God and Messiah (Mark 1:1) Cites Hebrew scriptures as word of God Less knowledgeable about Palestine Assumes knowledge of Latin terms but explains Aramaic Author
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Roman Christians Believe Jesus’ story is sacred history Identify with the terrors in Mark 13 Need comfort, encouragement Are they undergoing local persecution? Are they in Rome when Nero persecutes Christians there, mid 60s CE? Community
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Everything happens “immediately” ( Euthus !); new changes are here Colloquial, unrefined Greek Suspension of correct grammar Use of historical present (past tense and present continuous in same sentence:
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2010 for the course REL 1005 taught by Professor Burkett during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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