My question is "what the association is regarding mention of the young man in Mark 14 with a "linen cloth" and also running away "naked"?"
I feel there is something meaningful for the writer Mark to make the statement that no other gospel writer mentions. Could nakedness be related to shame as expressed in the garden of Eden?
And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him: And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked. (Mark 14:51-52, KJV)
I was wondering if the action of the young man reflected fulfillment in the OT related to sin offerings, sacrifices, and scapegoats mentioned in Leviticus 1:3-4:
If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord. And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.
Also, could the young man's action in Mark 14:51-52 symbolize the transferring of sin to Jesus, compared to the symbolic transfer of sin in the OT upon placing one's hand on the goat ?
And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: (Leviticus 16:21)
And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the Lord's lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering. But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness. (Leviticus 16:7-10)