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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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Contextual Boundaries with Scripture

Is it contextually incorrect to consider the woman with the issue of blood story in Mark 5:25 as a representation of our living with sin and how we are made clean by Jesus? Seeing that she probably ...
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Does Mark 10:15 give us a warning not to over-think/over-systematize theology?

Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it. (Mark 10:15, ESV) Sometimes trying to rationalize what we don't understand approaches heresy. Note ...
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In Mark 3 v 31-35 Jesus says Who are my mother and my brothers. He sounds dismissive of his family but is he just trying to say that all are family?

It is the start of Jesus ministry and clearly Jesus family have not yet become his followers in the same way as his new disciples. However he has obviously made an impact on his local community by ...
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Mark 3:19 versification question

I was teaching from Mark 3 using the NRSV and asked for someone to read starting in v19b (after the section break). 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. Jesus and Beelzebul Then he went home; 20 ...
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Where did Jesus perform the “Feeding of the 4,000"?

Matthew 15:29-39 NKJV 29 Jesus departed from there, skirted the Sea of Galilee, and went up on the mountain and sat down there. 30 Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, ...
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Where did Jesus Christ claim to be God? [closed]

I need help on trying to find scriptures in all the four gospels where Jesus claims to be God!
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Why did the Lord Jesus curse the fig tree? [duplicate]

Mark 11:12-25, Matthew 21:18-22 Jesus curses the fig tree. In Mark, especially, this episode is embedded in the sequence of Jesus' announcements that the Son of Man will die and be resurrected in ...
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Why does no historian speak of the torn veil and how do we reconcile it with scripture?

There are three gospel accounts that mention the torn veil: Matthew 27:51 NKJV - Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were ...
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What is the reason for the difference between Eloi and Eli?

Mark 15:34, And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Matthew 27:46, And about ...
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Did Judas realize his sin at the moment of the kiss?

In my studies of the Gospel of Mark, I’ve stumbled upon an interesting differentiation in the words used for “kiss” as found in Mark 14:44-45. The sign that Judas was to use to allow the captors to ...
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Where did the demons go?

After Jesus allowed the demons to enter the herd of swine, Mark 5:13, what happened to the demons? The swine all drown, but the demons? The demons cannot be omnipresent according to this account in ...
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Was Simon of Cyrene an accidental choice?

We read in Mark 15:21, of an incident in the Passion of Jesus: A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him ...
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Why did Jesus send the man born blind to the pool of Siloam?

When Jesus healed the man born blind in John 9, he sent him to the pool of Siloam: 1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth... 6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ...
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Why does Mark identify the lake in Galilee as the "Sea of Galilee"?

In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus spends a large amount of the narrative in and around a body of water the author calls the "Sea of Galilee". Many have pointed out that there is no such body of ...
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Is Peter's original denial of Christ Jesus the only time that Peter denied Jesus? [closed]

The New Testament, all of the gospels including other gospels not recorded in the New Testament - are there other denials by Peter?
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Jesus' command to give something to eat to Jairus' daughter

Does Jesus' command to the father and mother of the damsel - after He had raised her, that something should be given her to eat - indicate that they had been starving her to death? (Mark 5:40-43) ...
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Luke 4 - how does he know that Jesus read the Isaiah scrolls?

How would Luke know about Jesus reading the Isaiah scrolls and confirming “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”? Why does Matthew 13 or Mark 16 not mention this when talking about the ...
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How are we to view Romans 8:1,2, which speaks to a new "spirit of life" in Christ Jesus, in light of Jesus' command in Mark 12:30, to put God first?

If the greatest commandment is to: Love God with all heart; soul; mind; and strength, as directed by Christ Jesus, in answer to a scribe's question, then what are we to make of Paul's statement, which ...
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Reason for word order in Mt. 19:29 Mk. 10:29-30? Ommission of "fathers" in Mk. 10:30?

Matthew 19:29: And every one that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall possess ...
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Is Mark 9:24 self-contradictory?

Mark 9:24 NKJV Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” How can a person believe and not believe at the same time? Note: This question ...
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What does Jesus mean by "they will....kill him" in Mark 10:34?

Mark 10:34 ESV "And they will mock him and spit on him and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise". [My emphasis] Here the act of killing is performed by "they"...
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Is it universally agreed by experts that the unpardonable sin either is unbelief or leads to unbelief as a result?

I understand why there are different interpretations of Matthew 12:31-32 and Mark 3:28–29. To me, Biblical hermeneutics show that someone can’t believe in Jesus as their Messiah, or even want to be a ...
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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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What is Jesus sending the multitude away from?

I have been comparing and contrasting the two feedings of the multitudes. I’ve observed that the term “Apoluo” or “send away” is used 4 times between the two feedings. Mark 6:36 Mark 6:45 Mark 8:3 ...
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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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