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Unformatted text preview: Social Setting of the text: Most of the Audience were not able to read and write and needed someone to read for them. (The art of verbal persuasion) It was very common at the ancient world to memorize things, so they did. Everything was Greek. Greek language was the main language of the Roman Empire; it extended to Afghanistan as well. Greek culture and Greek language was very important to the educated class of the time. Elite status of the text: First written on Papyrus and then generated in bended leather folded documentation. It would be very uncommon for a woman to gather this Gospel, so it was probably a he. Mark was the first Gospel written in its own style. (Different audience, different agenda), (Messiah and Apocalypse). There are not enough historical evidences to prove that Jesus of Nazareth existed....
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course RELIGION 200 taught by Professor Dr.asban during the Spring '12 term at University of Calgary.
- Spring '12