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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 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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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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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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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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Daniel 12:11 (NASB)...What is implied by the word "ta-med". Can we rightfully add the word "sacrifice" to the word "regular"

Daniel is telling us that the regular (sacrifice) is to be abolished and the abomination of desolation is to be set up and that there will follow 1290 days. At which point something presumably of ...
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Why did the pharisees and the party of Herod's followers plan to kill Jesus? Is it likely that Jesus' trial was rigged?

The following verses indicates that those who plotted to kill Jesus planned it for an extended period of time. Mark 3:6 of the American Standard Version says, And the Pharisees went out, and ...
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Why did Jesus Christ confess ignorance about his second coming as recorded in Mark 13:32?

Mark 13:32 of the Young's Literal Translation bible says' And concerning that day and the hour no one hath known -- not even the messengers who are in the heaven, not even the Son -- except the ...
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How many YHWH are there according to Mark 12:29 and Deuteronomy 6:4? What does the word "one" mean on both verses? [closed]

Mark 12:29 of The American Standard Version says, Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one.' “ and Deuteronomy 6:4 of Young's Literal Translation says, Hear, O ...
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Did Jesus allow his disciples to keep a staff on their journey?

Is there some here to clarify me why this question has tow opposite different answers in Bible , such that the question is : Did Jesus allow his disciples to keep a staff on their journey? The ...
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Does Mark 13:14 allude to the Hebrew or to the Greek of Daniel 9:27?

Daniel 9:27 reads differently in the Hebrew and in the Greek and Mark's saying is not an exact match to either version. Is Jesus, in Mark 13:14, referring to what appears in the Hebrew or the Greek OT?...
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Divide the 3 Gospels by Year

Divide the 3 Gospels by Year of Jesus Ministry How would you divide the 3 Gospels by year of Jesus ministry? Gospel of John can be divided between Passover years year 1 (chapters 1-5) year 2 (...
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(Luke 8:42-47 / Mark 5:25-35) Is Delayed Realization/Awareness Proof of Distinct & Separate Characteristic of the 3 persons in the Triune God/Trinity?

Is Delayed Realization/Awareness Proof of the Distinct & Separate Nature/Characteristic of the 3 persons in the Triune God/Trinity—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Luke 8:42-47 New American ...
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In Mark 4:38, what does it mean to "care"?

[Mar 4:38 NLT] (38) Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, "Teacher, don't you care that we're going to drown?" [Mar 4:38 ...
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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, "...
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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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Why does Jesus say to tell everyone in Mark 5:19 but tell no one in Mark 5:43?

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 ...
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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 ...
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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?

Mark 8:14-21 (NRSV): Now the disciples 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 ...
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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 perhaps ...

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