Roman oppression led to numerous Jewish uprisings, involving great bloodshed. Finally, the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and burned the temple in 70 CE.
Church tradition attributes it to John Mark, who is mentioned in Acts The gospel of Mark is the shortest of the four New Testament gospels. In the earliest Greek manuscripts the gospel ends at In some later manuscripts an additional eight verses have been attached to the end of chapter 16, and these verses include resurrection appearances to Mary of Magdala and the disciples.
This is why some translations of the Christian Bible have what is known as the "longer ending" of the gospel of Mark. If you have time, read the gospel of Mark all the way through before reading this commentary.
The story moves along quickly. It almost seems as if the author is in a hurry to come to the end. I suggest shorter readings in the exegesis that follows, but there is nothing like reading a whole gospel to experience the impact of its story.
You may even want to read the gospel aloud, for this is the way it was read in the early church. Each gospel is a dramatic presentation of the good news in Christ. The letters of Paul, which were written before any of the New Testament gospels, argue that Jewish law is not necessary for salvation.
That, too, is the message of this gospel story.
Healing and teaching are the marks of the ministry of Jesus. The crowds may come primarily for healing and miracles, but the disciples are taught not only to heal but also to teach. We do not hear in the gospel of Mark about the ecstatic gifts that Paul at times found disturbing.
Instead, like Paul, the gospel emphasizes the importance of teaching. However, the disciples do not seem to understand the parables and teaching of Jesus, so we may be left wondering if we do.
The text claims that the scribes, Pharisees, Herodians, chief priests, and elders fail to keep the law of Moses even though they claim to abide by it, because they enforce the details of the law without love for the people.
Their actions speak louder than their words and reveal that they do not understand the law and do not love God. The law of the Torah is not wrong, the gospel says, but must be properly interpreted.
The Jewish authorities are wrong, because they focus only on the letter of the law and are more interested in judging those who violate the law than with loving and serving their neighbors. In his conflict with the leaders of the church in Jerusalem Paul argues that Jesus Christ, not the law, is the key to salvation.
This proclamation is acted out in the gospel story of Mark. It is by following Jesus that one comes to the kingdom of God. Jesus does not teach the ancient scriptures of Israel. His life and ministry is a new way of living.
In his death and resurrection he completes the work of Moses, Elijah, and the other prophets. In this gospel Jesus is not another prophet. He does not speak the words of God to call the people to a new understanding of the law of Moses.
In this gospel we encounter not only the Jesus of Nazareth, who called the disciples to follow him, but also the Jesus known to Paul as the risen Christ.This is why some translations of the Christian Bible have what is known as the "longer ending" of the gospel of Mark.
If you have time, read the gospel of Mark all the way through before reading this commentary. Discipleship in the Gospel of Mark. Mark wrote his gospel sometime during or soon after the Roman Jewish war in CE. Finally, the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and burned the temple in 70 CE.
This destruction traumatized Christians and Jews alike. Against this background, In , the disciples respond to Jesus' call to follow .
The Gospel of Mark is the second book in the Christian New Testament and is one of the four gospels. Its traditional author is man named John Mark, a companion of Simon Peter, who wrote the gospel using Peter's eyewitness accounts.
The following is a paper that I wrote for seminary titled "Women as Model Disciples in the Gospel of Mark." All of the Scripture references below come from the NKJV Bible.
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Aug 08, · As we return to our study of Mark's Gospel we read of the account of Jesus calling His first disciples. as we read this account we see that the first four men that Jesus called to follow Him were not the religious leaders of the day; they were not rabbis, they were not the Pharisees, they were common laborers.