Mark summary

Yay! I made it to the end of Mark!

Mark’s gospel is very matter-of-fact and plain, cool almost. When I read it first, after Matthew, I thought, “What is the point of going over all this again?” I think only Mark 1:4, where Mark gives an explanatory comment about baptism, stood out to me.

Now I know that Mark was written first, and Matthew and Luke drew strongly upon it for their own gospels, Mark becomes much more interesting, partly for what is not there (in class for example we’ve been looking at stories of Pilate, Judas and others develop across the four gospels). Mark’s message is simpler and sometimes maybe stronger, certainly for my current reading of Jesus as perfection of the human.

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