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

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What kind of mark did YHWH leave on Cain?

What mark did YHWH leave on Cain? Gen 4:15 - “Not so!” replied the LORD. “If anyone slays Cain, then Cain will be avenged sevenfold.” And the LORD placed a mark on Cain, so that no one who found him ...
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Historical basis for 'evangelion' in specific military context?

The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the son of God. I heard a sermon once that claimed the word evangelion (good news, gospel) as used in Mark 1:1 was meant to specifically refer to a ...
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What was the deeper meaning of Mark 8:18?

Jesus said in Mark 8:18 (KJV): Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? What was the essence of his teaching?
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What does "unclean" mean Mark 5:2? ["an unclean spirit"]

Mark 5:2 ESV "And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit." What does "unclean" tell us about the "...
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Did demons know Jesus in the present time or in a pre-incarnate past?

And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him. (Mk. 1:34 KJV) Where did this knowledge come from, since ...
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What made the centurion think that Jesus was different from the wrongdoers already crucified by him?

When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!" NAU Mark 15:39 How does the use of the verb &...
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What did the people present, including the Pharisees, hear when they heard Jesus say the Holy Spirit in the unpardonable sin verses?

My question is on a specific portion of the unpardonable sin verses. The verses quoted below are from the NASB 1995 Matthew 12:31, 32 31 Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be ...
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What are the connotations of Mark 6:21 mentioning 'the opportune time'?

We have in Mark 6, a flashback of the martyrdom of John the Baptist at the hands of Herod. John was detained for speaking against the unholy alliance of Herod who had taken his brother's wife as his ...
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Is a person not supposed to love himself/herself with all his/her heart, soul, mind and strength , going by Mk 12:30?

We read in Mark 12:30-31 how Jesus replies to the query on Greatest Commandment: 30 'And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with ...
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Was Jesus' cry in Mark 15:34-36 misunderstood for vinegar?

We read in Mark 25:34-36 how Jesus calls out "Eli, Eli..." before his death on the cross. The words are misinterpreted by some who say that he is calling Elijah. One person, however, runs ...
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The Son of man coming with the clouds or on a horse?

There are at least three different appearances by Jesus in the end times; And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will ...
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Why did Jesus tell the blind man from Bethsaida who he healed to not enter the village?

In Mark 8:22-26, Jesus takes the blind man outside the village and heals him. Then he sends him home saying, Do not even enter the village. Why does he tell him that?
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How do Bible scholars interpret the phraseology of Mark 10:21?

In Mark 10, we read about the rich man who wanted to inherit eternal life. Jesus reminds him of the Commandments to which the man says that he has been following them since he was a boy. Verse 21 says ...
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Does Gabriel refer to Jesus as 'the Lord their God' meaning 'Israel's Lord and God'?

Speaking, prophetically, of the one to be born to Zacharias, Gabriel, the angel, says : For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be ...
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Is "all things" the correct translation of "πάντα" in Mark 10:27 and Matthew 19:26?

In the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, the phrase "πάντα [γὰρ] δυνατὰ" appears in a synoptic passage (Matthew 19:26 and Mark 10:27 respectively.) This phrase is often defined (e.g. by the state ...
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Difference between: unbelief vs disbelief

The expression "unbelief" appears to be quite significant. Like how Christianity appears to divide people between "believers" and "unbelievers". The word "unbelief&...
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Who is Jesus speaking of in Mark 12:26-27? Who is Jesus referencing as "He" in verse 27?

Who is Jesus speaking of as "He" in the below verse? What person spoke to Moses? Mark 12:26-27 (Jesus speaking to the Pharisees, quoting scripture) 26 But concerning the dead, that they ...
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The anointing at Bethany

In all four gospel accounts we can read that Jesus visited Simon the leper's house in Bethany, in Matthew 26:6-13. Beside Matthew in the three other accounts Mark 14:2-9, Luke 7:36-50 & John 11:2, ...
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What is the meaning of "peporomene" in Mark 6:52?

Mark 6:52 "for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened". ESV. [were hardened/peporomene]. In this question, I want to focus on peporomene being passive/...
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Did Jesus really curse the fig tree or is it Peter's interpretation?

Mark 11:12-14 12 On the day following, when they had come away from Bethany, He was hungry. 13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree [covered] with leaves, He went to see if He could find any [fruit] ...
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The geneology of Jesus according to John and Mark

If we focus only in the gospels of Mark and John, do these gospels try to promote the idea that Jesus was a decendant of King David, or they try to promote the idea, that a man do not have to be a ...
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How do Mark 6:1-6 and Luke 4:16-30 compare?

Mark 6:1 "He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him". ESV. In this story Jesus returns to his hometown where he is recognised and known. Mark 6:3 : &...
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Is the textual evidence to the missing ending to Mark evidence of Mark being the earliest Gospel?

Mark 16:8 seems much too abrupt for an ending to the Gospel of Mark. The textual evidence indicates that none of the four endings we now have after Mark 16:8 are original, in other words the original ...
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Is the Covid-19 Vaccine the Mark of the Beast? [closed]

I'm surprised this question hasn't been asked yet on this site. Revelation 13:16-17: And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or ...
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Is the event recorded in John 12:1-8 considered to be the same event as Mark 14:3-9?

Both describe a woman anointing Jesus with costly ointment on his head or feet. The place is the same (Bethany), and in John, the woman is identified as the sister of Lazarus. However, there are three ...
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Mark 10:29-30 contradiction

29 Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, there is no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for my sake and for the sake of the gospel 30 who will not ...
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Who thought Jesus was crazy? His family or the Pharisees and Scribes? Mark 3:21 [duplicate]

There are some questions posted in this SE related to Mark 3:21. But I think it's still not clear of whom thought Jesus was crazy and "out of his mind". And when His own people heard about ...
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Why are there 2 variants of "feeding of the multitude" in Mark and Matthew?

Given the similarities between the two accounts (feeding the 4000 vs the 5000), it seems that these are two variants of the same event. What are the scholarly opinions about this?
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If Mark was dependent on Luke, then why would Mark exclude the Q material from Luke?

If Mark had access to Luke, and his edition of Luke already included the so-called "Q material," how can we reasonably explain his failure to include that material in his Gospel? My question ...
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What is the significance of "Thunder" in "to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder". Mark 3:17?

Mark 3:16-17 "He appointed the twelve: Simon [to whom he gave the name Peter]; 17 James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James [to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of ...
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Who does the phrase "I am" indicate in Mark 12:26 and John 8:58? What are the arguments if there is contrast?

Mark 12:26 American Standard Version But as touching the dead, that they are raised; have ye not read in the book of Moses, in the place concerning the Bush, how God spake unto him, saying, I am the ...
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Matthew 27:46 - forsaken or left behind?

On the cross Jesus asked a question: And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:...
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How does "ton logon" in Mark 1:45 compare with "ton logon" in Mark 2:2?

Mark 1:45 "But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in desolate places, and the people were ...
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How is the Greek to be understood with regards to 'only' at Mark 13:32's final clause, "but only the Father"?

Mark 13:32's is "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." (Berean Standard Bible) The use of 'only' in the final clause is ...
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What does "the gospel" mean in Mark 1:15?

Mark 1:15 "...The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel". ESV. My emphasis. In Mark 1:15 Jesus was near, or at, the beginning of His ...
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Could "him" mean "himself" in Mark 1:10?

Mark 1:10 "And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove". [him/auton]. ESV. My emphasis. When John ...
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Does Mark 14:12 indicate it being sunset?

“On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, His disciples *said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?”” ‭‭Mark‬ ‭14‬:‭12‬ ...
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How to understand Luke 17:20-21 in light of John 3:3 and Mark 9:1?

KJV Luke 17 : 20 - 21 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they ...
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What exactly did Jesus say in Matthew 16:28? [duplicate]

Matthew 16: 27 For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done. Jesus was talking about his second ...
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Is the trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrin too illegal to be true?

The story that we have in the gospels of Mark and Matthew (Mark 14:53-65; Matthew 26:57-68) of the Trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrin seems to contradict many passages in the Mishna in the tractate ...
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Is “the poor … always” in Mark 14:7 a reference to Deuteronomy 15:11, and if so, in what way?

I searched using references to Matthew 26:11 but couldn’t find anything. All of my reference books are currently packed away while my office is being refurbished. Specifically, I wonder if there are ...
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Mark 6:52 What exactly were the disciples supposed to have understood about the loaves?

Jesus walked on the Water, Mark 6: 51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 52 for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were ...
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Was Christ reiterating the death sentence in Mark 7:9-10?

Mark 7:9-10 NLT Then he said, "You reject God's laws in order to hold on to your own traditions.10 For instance, Moses gave you this law from God: 'Honor your father and mother,' and 'Anyone who ...
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Did Jesus correctly state the Shema in Mark 12:29? If so why did He abandon the language of the Shema when praying?

When questioned by a scribe “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered: ...“The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. (Mark 12:29 ESV) ἀπεκρίθη ...
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Are there contextual cues which suggest Jesus calming the storm does not require Jesus to be God Almighty?

In all three Synoptic Gospels, Jesus is recorded as calming a storm. The incident happens about Matthew 8:24, Mark 4:37, and Luke 8:23. Here is the complete pericope from Matthew: Matthew 8:23-27 (...
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How was Philip's testimony established in Samaria, Acts 8:5-6?

Acts 8:5-6 NASB Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming the [d]Christ to them. 6 The crowds were paying attention with one mind to what was being said by Philip, as they heard ...
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Which verses in the OT was Jesus referring to in Mk 12:24-25 where he scolded the Sadducee for being ignorant of the Scriptures?

We hear Jesus educating the Sadducee who came to him with a cleverly made up query on life after life and on the prospective marital status of souls in heaven in Mk 12:24-25 (KJV) : And Jesus ...
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Was Jesus subconsciously angry at God for allowing the Jewish Leaders to be so stubborn? (Mark 3:5)

Jesus looked around at the Jewish Leaders with anger, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts. - Mark 3:5. The pursuit of Christian truth is concerned about what Mark 3:5 is trying to tell us ...
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Was God responsible for condoning the Jewish leaders to be stubborn in Mark 3:5? [closed]

Mark 3:5 (NIV) says that Jesus looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts. Now, if God is ultimately responsible for condoning (Lamentations 3:37-38), could it be ...
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What does "flesh/sarx" mean in "And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved..".Mark 13:20?

Mark 13:20 "And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days". flesh/sarx. NKJV Has "flesh" ...
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