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An account of the life of Jesus from his baptism to the discovery of his empty tomb. Generally held to be the earliest gospel, written by John Mark, and using Peter as a primary source.

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Why does Jesus ask about saving a life in Mark 3:4?

In Mark 3:1-6, Jesus goes into a synagogue where there is a man with a shriveled hand and the Pharisees are watching to see if he will heal on the Sabbath. Jesus then Then Jesus asked them, "Which ...
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In Mark 4:40, what is the accurate translation of “οὕτω”?

When I was looking Mark 4:40 I was little confused for the word "οὕτω" translation and meaning. For it was translated in many English translations as "so", "So" in English may means: Thus, like this. ...
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Mark 9:17,25…what does it mean: the Spirit (not the obsessed) is dumb and deaf?

The obsessed may be get blinded, dumb, deaf or mad under the effect of the obsessing Spirit (the Spirit who caused obsession). But the Spirit causing obsession is itself blind, dumb or deaf!, This ...
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Mark Chapter 5 verses 19 & 43

But Jesus said, “No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.” Mark 5:19 NLT Why is it that Jesus commanded the demon possessed man in ...
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Why in Mark 5:41 the words of Jesus are reported in aramaic?

I find it strange that we have the words of Jesus talitha coum reported also in aramaic (siryiac), because there is no apparent reason to preserve the original language of exactly those words and not ...
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Is the parable of the sower simple or a hermeneutical key?

In Mark 4:13 Jesus rebukes his disciples for their failure to understand the parable of the sower: "Don't you understand this parable?" And then he follows that with a second question: "How then will ...
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How does the phrase “Only God is good” in Mark 10:18 demonstrate that the use of θεός in respect to Jesus does not violate the Shema?

Mark 10:17-18 (CEV): As Jesus was walking down a road, a man ran up to him. He knelt down, and asked, "Good teacher, what can I do to have eternal life?" Jesus replied, "Why do you call me ...
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Mark 13:32 - Why doesn't the Holy Spirit know?

Mark 13:32 (ASV): But of that day or that hour knoweth no one, not even the angels in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. At Mark 13:32, Jesus teaches that in the entire range of heavenly beings,...
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In Mark 10:35–40, what does it mean to sit at the right or left hand of God?

Mark 10:35–40 (// Matt. 20:20–23) 35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.” 36 And He said to them, “What do you want ...
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Does the Amplified (classic) give a trustworthy version of Mark 4:23-25?

Here is the passage... Mark 4:23-25 (AMP Classic Edition) 23 If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him perceive and comprehend. 24 And He said to them, Be careful what ...
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In luke 17:30-31: was Luke referring to the coming of Christ or destruction of Jerusalem?

Luke 17:30-31 NIV 30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, ...
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Purpose of the Parables: Mark 4:10-12 and Matthew 13:10-16

Is a plausible reading of Mark 4:10-12 that Jesus teaches in parables to confuse those "on the outside" whereas in Matthew 13:10-16 Jesus claims to teach in parables in order to better instruct ...
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Did biblical authors intentionally use repeated words to connect passages within their writing?

In my study of the gospel of Mark, as I try to uncover Mark's intent in various passages, I rely heavily on the literary device of repeated words. Specifically, I assume that if a Greek word only ...
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Peter's second comment to the maiden's interrogation in Mark

In Mark 14:68 Peter denies knowing Jesus but he also says he does not understand what she meant. But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” And he went ...
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Is Mark 12:30 explicitly saying all WILL love God?

Sorry if this question is not appropriate for this site or a'bit stupid, I don't know Greek myself, just looked at the translations on biblehub and I was wondering wether what is often translated as '...
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What does Jesus appeared in “different form” means in Mark 16:12?

Mark narrates that Jesus appeared in different form in Mark 16:12 Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country. Luke narrates that disciples ...
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What is it that the disciples misunderstood in Mark 8:14-21?

NRSV14 Now the disciples[b] had forgotten to bring any bread; and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. 15 And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out—beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and ...
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Does the idea of “Kingdom of God” (Mark 1:14-15) introduced by Jesus was noval or the concept is borrowed from Jewish literatures?

The two arguments mentioned below indicates that "Kingdom of God" was newly introduced by Jesus: The word "Kingdom of God" or "Kingdom of Heaven" does not exists in Old Testament. The messianic ...
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In Mark 5:42 to whom did Christ give the order not to publish about the resurrected girl?

After raising the little girl from the dead Christ goes on to give a charge that know one should know about this incident Mark 5:42 NASB 42 Immediately the girl got up and began to walk, for she ...
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In Mark 11:17, what is the proper context to drive the correct understanding of the phrase, "but you have made it a den of theives?

Mark 11:15-17 (MEV): 15 And they came to Jerusalem. Jesus went into the temple and began to drive out those who sold and bought in the temple, and He overturned the tables of the moneychangers ...
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Who does the unclean spirit mean by “us” in Mark 1:24?

In Mark 1:23-24, Jesus, having gone into a synagogue encounters a man with an unclean spirit: And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, "What have ...
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Scarlet or Purple?

I was talking with a friend, and he offered this up as a contradiction between the two accounts. When Jesus is about to be crucified, during his flogging Matthew says the soldiers clothed him in ...
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Are angels creatures (Mark 16:15) and can they repent (Rev 2:5 and Rom 8:21)

Alright guys go easy on me...only have a high school education here. What I don't get is why according to Strongs there are only 7 instances in which it refers to messenger and ALL 179 of the other ...
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Does the unknown authorship of Mark negatively affect its historical claims?

Does the fact that the scholarly consensus regarding the authorship of Mark is that John Mark did not actually write the gospel affect it's historical credibility? What internal data from Mark's ...
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Strange use of tenses in Mark 11:24

In Mark 11:20-26 Jesus addresses Peter and the other disciples about the fig tree that he caused to wither earlier in Mark 11:13-14. Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if ...
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Why does the ESV say the tree withered from the top down, while other translations say the tree withered from the roots up?

I was comparing translations when I noticed this difference in Mark 11:20-21. As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. And Peter remembered and said to ...
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Boat's speed in Jesus days

In Mark's gospel we read about Jesus and his disciples moving in a boat from Capernaum to Dekapolis, to a place in the other side of the Sea of Galilee about 20 kilometers away south. They set out in ...
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Difference in meaning between the Greek words “νοέω” (perceive) and “συνίημι” (understand)

In Mark chapter 8 verse 17 Jesus is rebuking his disciples for not understanding his message regarding the leaven of the Pharisees: καὶ γνοὺς ὁ Ἰησοῦς λέγει αὐτοῖς Τί διαλογίζεσθε ὅτι ἄρτους οὐκ ...
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Why does Mark 10:21 in the NKJV include take up your cross where other translations do not? [duplicate]

In Mark 10:21 Jesus says And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come,...
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Is there any significance to John the Baptist's diet?

In Mark 1:6, John the Baptist is described, "John wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey." (NIV) The description of John's ...
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In Mark 14:43 what were the staves the mob was carrying?

[Mark 14:43 KJV] 43 And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. ...
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Why the definite article in 'Abba, Father'?

In both Jesus' prayer : Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee. Mark 14:36. [KJV.] and in Paul's epistles : For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have ...
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Per Mark 1:4, Luke 3:3 why did John the Baptist preach the “baptism of repentance” and not “repent” for the forgivness of sin?

John the Baptist never told any one to directly repent of their sin. He preached the "baptism of repentance" for the forgiveness of sin. Is there a significant difference in the two concepts?  ...
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Was the young man in Mark 14:51-52 one of the disciples?

There are lots of debates over the the way and manner the Book of Mark was concluded. One of the most confusing accounts I found in Mark ending is the young man that fled naked. And a young man ...
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In Mark 14:3 would breaking the box be normal?

Before pouring the expensive oil out onto Jesus' head she broke the box/flask: BLB Mark 14:3 And of Him being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, of Him having reclined, a woman came having ...
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In Mark 9:21, Why did Jesus ask the father of the boy with unclean spirit: “How long has this been happening to him?”

It seems surprising that Jesus, the omniscient Godhead in bodily form (Col. 2:9) would ask from a mortal man whom he foreknew and predestined (Rom. 8:29) before He could find out how long an ailment ...
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What's the significance of the 3-hour darkness at Calvary?

I am still wondering at the best way the Gospel could be read when it comes to the events that took place at Calvary. I understand that Jesus was alarmed and demanded to know why God had abandoned him ...
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What's the difference between Jesus being unable to escape notice in Mark 7:24 and him hiding himself from the Pharisees in John 8:59?

In Mark 7:24 it says Jesus got up and went away from there to the region of Tyre. And when He had entered a house, He wanted no one to know of it; yet He could not escape notice. The same event is ...
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In Mark 12:36 is being seated at God's right hand a position of equality or dependence?

ESV Mark 12:36 David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.”’
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The use of “child/children” in the Gospel of Mark

How does Mark 9:36's use of the word "child" compare to the reference of "servant" through the rest of Mark's gospel?
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Is it possible that Saint Mark's account of Christ's prediction of Saint Peter's denials is doctored?

Saint Mark says that Christ said to Saint Peter at the Mount of Olives, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. Mark 14:30b ...
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In Mark 12:35, who is teaching in the temple?

In Mark 12:35-37 Jesus poses a question to a crowd, concerning the title that the scribes at Jerusalem (Gk. grammateiswhich could also mean scholars) had for the Anointed One, that being 'the son of ...
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In Mark 8:14-16 and Matthew 16:5-7 why did the disciples think the “leaven of the Pharisees” was about them forgetting to take bread?

14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, and they did not have more than one loaf with them in the boat. 15 Then he charged them, saying, "Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and ...
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In Matthew 11:10 where does Matthew/Jesus get the reading “before *your* face”?

In Matthew 11:10 we read that Christ said of John the Baptist in reference to his role of heralding and preparing the way for Christ: Matthew 11:7-10 (DRB) 7 And when they went their way, Jesus ...
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What is the emphasis of καταμόνας, katamonas. in Mark 4:10?

And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. KJV - Mark 4:10 καταμόνας contains the feminine plural of μόνος (meaning 'alone') together with the prefix ...
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Markan priority, Q, and the parable of the mustard seed

I am familiar with and generally accept the current consensus of the writing of the gospels: Mark was written first Q is not extant but was thought to be a common source for Matthew and Luke Matthew ...
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In Mark 10:18 are there linguistic clues on how Jesus' response to the rich young ruler is to be interpreted?

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. This can either be interpreted as confirming or disconfirming Christ's divinity. Are there any cues from ...
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Are there any linguistic (especially Greek) cues on how Mark 10:18 is to be interpreted?

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. This can either be interpreted as confirming or disconfirming Christ's divinity. Are there any cues from ...
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What is the “world” in Mark 16:15?

Would it be accurate to say that the word "world" in Mark 16:15 refers to "man-made systems" of the world? Like political systems, judicial systems, social systems, even technology systems? It seems ...
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Why is it only Matthew who records Peter walking on water in Matthew 14:26-31?

(KJV) Matthew 14:26 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, ...

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