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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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Mark 14:36, Galatians 4:6 “ἀββᾶ ὁ πατήρ” what is the exact translation of the phrase?

Mark 14:36 "ἀββᾶ ὁ πατήρ". Galatians 4:6 "ἀββᾶ ὁ πατήρ". Romans 8:15 "ἀββᾶ, ὁ πατήρ". In Smith Van Dyk Arabic translation it is "يا أبا الآب". ...
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Jesus says mustard seeds are the smallest but they are not actually

“It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth,” ‭‭Mark‬ ‭4:31‬ ‭ The mustard seed is not the smallest seed on the earth today, so how ...
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What are the good alternative commentaries to Henry Alford’s for use with the UBS5 to study Mark? [closed]

I am reading Mark’s gospel using UBS5, with BDAG and Henry Alford’s commentary to better understand the text. Henry Alford’s commentary was recommended by a number of people including John Piper. ...
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Does Mark 16:16 rule out any possibility of salvation for unevangelized pagans?

Mark 16:15,16 (ESV) says: 15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe ...
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Is Mark 4:36-39 a fulfillment of Psalm 144:7? [closed]

NIV | Psalm 144:7 "Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners" If hands of foreigners could pull on a boat like mighty ...
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Did Jesus call his disciples “cowards”?

Revelation 21:8 New International Version But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--they will be ...
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What is the reason for the use of different voices for the perfect in Mark 1:15?

Hi in the following verse: Mark 1:15 (UBS5): Πεπλήρωται ὁ καιρὸς καὶ ἤγγικεν ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ· μετανοεῖτε καὶ πιστεύετε ἐν τῷ εὐαγγελίῳ. ... has been fulfilled the time and has drawn near the ...
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What's an evil eye?

Mark 7:22 thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. What is an evil eye?
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Was it possible for Jesus not to take the cup of suffering in Matthew 26:39?

Mark:921 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered. 22“It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity ...
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As a Trinitarian attempting to validate the authenticity of the Received Text, should Mark 16:19 end “and sat on the right hand of God”

I am studying the comparisons between the two main sources of biblical texts (received vs critical texts) There is something about the longer ending included in the Received Text for Mark 16 that ...
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Why is the perfect tense used to describe clothing for Jesus and John?

Quick question - I am learning Greek and trying to read the NT in the same. Why is the perfect tense used when describing Jesus’ (Rev 1) and John the Baptist’s clothes (Mark 1)? Specifically I am ...
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What about Jesus' last breath convinced the centurion he was the Son of God?

Mark 15:39: And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!” What was it about Jesus' last breath that convicted ...
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Did Jesus command the demon before he fell on his knees in Mark 5:6?

Mark 5:6 When the man saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees before Him. 7And he shouted in a loud voice, “What do You want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You before ...
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How many demons possessed the man in Mark 5:6?

Mark 5:6 When the man saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees before Him. 7And he shouted in a loud voice, “What do You want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You before ...
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Time of Jesus' crucifixion in relation to the Passover

John 19:14 seems to indicate that Jesus had been arrested, and brought before the priests, and then Pilate, and was then being sent for crucifixion on the day of preparation for the Passover. Now it ...
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Should τῷ πνεύματι αὐτοῦ in Mark 8:12 be translated as meaning “with his breath?”

Deeply sighing ἀναστενάξας involves one's breath. The word πνεῦμα has the meanings breath and wind, as well as spirit. Translating τῷ πνεύματι αὐτοῦ as "in his spirit" implies that Jesus ...
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Why did Jesus curse the fig tree when it wasn't the right season for figs? [duplicate]

God does things in his time at the right time. He set seasons of all creatures to bear and to fruitful of its fruits. "It was not the season for figs" and Jesus knew it, then why He cursed? ...
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When Jesus says the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to children does he mean that babies go to heaven when they die?

In reference to following passages Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, “Leave the children alone, and do not forbid them to come to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14 ...
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Did God intend to only “Join” man to his wife - physically or spiritually?

We first learn that "YHVH Elohim" (יְהֹוָ֨ה אֱלֹהִ֧ים) brought Ishah to Ha-Adam, and-"joined" (וְ-דָבַ֣ק) the man to his wife in Bereishit / Genesis 2:22-24. * Later during the ...
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Is “speaking against the Holy Spirit” not possible now?

Matthew 12:32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. I read in ...
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Confusion with “Eli, Eli…” at the Cross [duplicate]

In Mark 15:34-37, "At the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When some of the bystanders ...
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Why are prayer and fasting required to cast out certain kinds of demons?

The casting out of demons is one of the signs that Jesus promised would follow all believers: Mark 16:17 (KJV): 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out ...
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Did Mark 5:2 put the author of Mark “in danger of eternal damnation”?

In Mark 3:29-30 [KJV], we learn that calling someone's spirit "unclean" is unforgivable : [29] "But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger ...
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Who made the request to sit at Jesus side?

In Matthew 20:20-28 we read 20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came up to him with her sons, and kneeling before him she asked him for something. 21 And he said to her, “What do you want?” She ...
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Why did the women want to annoint the body in Mark 16:1?

In John 12 it is said that Mary had anointed Christ with an expensive perfume while he was at Lazarus house.Christ had alluded to this as the preparation for his burial John 12:3 NIV . 3 Then Mary ...
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Jairus Daughter [closed]

In Matthew we read: 15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. 16 “No ...
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Mark 9:13 Elijah has come. What did Jesus mean?

NIV Mark 9:13 But I tell you, Elijah has come, and they have done to him everything they wished, just as it is written about him." Did Jesus mean John as a type of Elijah? Why?
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What does the produce of the vineyard represent in the Parable of the Vine-growers?

In Mark 12 verses 1-11, Jesus tells a parable of the vine-growers. Verse 2: At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order to receive some of the produce of the vineyard from the ...
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What is the “power” in the kingdom of God?

In Mark 9:1 Jesus says: Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power. (NASB, emphasis mine)...
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Bethsaidia or Capernaum?

In Mark 6:45 Mark states that they are headed to Bethsaida While John 6:17 states that they were headed to Capernaum Also were they not already in Bethsaida? Also you'll notice that in Mark 6:53 and ...
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How did the disciples drive out demons, if not by prayer?

In Mark 9, Jesus drives a demon out of a child which his disciples could not drive out. In response to their question of why they could not drive the demon out themselves, he responds, This kind ...
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What is the “harvest” in Mark 4:29?

Mark 4:29 (NASB): But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come. What does putting in the sickle mean (spiritually), and what is the “harvest”?
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Why does the sower not know how the seed grows in Mark 4:27?

Mark 4:27(NASB): and [the sower] goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows — how, he himself does not know. Who is the sower in this passage? I had traditionally read ...
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What does “fall away” mean in Mark 4’s Parable of the Sower?

In the parable of the sower in Mark 4, verse 17 says “and they have no root in themselves, but are temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall ...
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Mark 16:17 - Who is Jesus commanding?

In Mark 16:17 Jesus addresses the 11 disciples and gives a call to action: He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be ...
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What does “picking up serpents” really imply in Mark 16:17-18?

I was studying the words of Christ this morning where he charged His disciples in Mark 16:17-18. Jesus said, And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; ...
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In Mark 15:42, had the Sabbath already begun?

Since the evening had already begun and the Sabbath begins in the evening, had the Sabbath already started? Or was it still the ending of the day of preparation for the Sabbath? [Mar 15:42 NASB] (42) ...
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Why Apostle Paul contradicts Jesus regarding God and His resurrected [closed]

If Paul the Apostle was inspired by God to write [Romans], why does Paul teach beliefs contradicting Jesus the Messiah when describing who God is in His relationship to the resurrected? In [Romans 14:...
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Has anyone ever heard the voice of the Father with respect to John 5:37?

John 5:37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form But then we have the following incidences: Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many ...
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When was the lamb killed, before or after Jesus' arrest?

Before Jesus' arrest: Mark 14:12 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus' disciples asked him, "Where do you want us to ...
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Was Jesus' power running low in the healing episode in Mark 8:24 compared to that in Mark 10:52?

This is a quick healing: Mark 10:51“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” 52“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he ...
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In Mark 5:41 and other NT passages, Why is Christ quoted in Aramaic?

Why does Christ or NT writers sometimes use Aramaic; Example Mark 5:41 Talitha Cumi And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say ...
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Mark 11:26, “trespasses” or “sins”?

Mark 11:26, (DRB): But if you will not forgive, neither will your Father that is in heaven, forgive you your sins. There's a delicate distinction between "trespasses" and "sins". ...
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Mark 16:16, “shall be” or “will be”?

Mark 16:16, (DRB): He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned. Mark 16:16, (NKJV): He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who ...
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Mark 5:34 Daughter, your [σου] faith has healed you. Why is the genitive case used?

Luke 8:30 Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" your σοι (soi) Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Singular Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person ...
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Why did Jesus call the paralyzed man “son” in Mark 2:5?

The paralyzed man was carried by four men. Mark 2:3-5 Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an ...
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Jesus cursed the fig tree in Matthew 21:19. Did it wither immediately?

Matthew 21:19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, "May you never bear fruit again!" Immediately the tree withered. In ...
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Revelation 2:10, is the tribulation of the ordinary believer 1/4 of Jesus'?

Revelation 2:10, (DRB): Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil will cast some of you into prison that you may be tried: and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be ...
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Who is the only God that Jesus said we should love in Mark 12:29-30? Was this creed revised or replaced by a different teaching?

Mark 12:29-30 says: Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy ...
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Did Jesus have any disagreement with the scribe about who God is in Mark 12:28-34? Can one possibly argue otherwise?

Mark 12:28-24 says,28 And one of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together, and knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, What commandment is the first of all? 29 Jesus answered, ...

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