The Gospel of Mark Introduction

The Gospel of Mark Introduction

Introduction to Mark’s Gospel

Who wrote Mark?

John Mark (the cousin of Barnabas and the traveling companion of Paul (Acts 13:5, 13:13).

Where and when was Mark written?

Mark was probably written when Mark was in Rome to a Roman audience.  Mark was the first gospel written and could have been in circulation by the mid 50’s AD.

What is the structure of the book?

Mark is arranged chronologically, narrating events in Galilee and during Passion Week.

Themes and features?

Mark focuses on Jesus’ miracles and His suffering as Messiah and Servant.

Information taken from the video by Josh Hawkins Introduction to Mark’s Gospel.

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