Gospel of Mark

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The Gospel of Mark is the second gospel of the New Testament; considered by most scholars to be the first gospel written. Like the other four gospels; Mark (known as John Mark) was one of the 12 disciples who used Peter as the primary source of his gospel as well as his own personal experiences.

Date

Most modern scholars date this gospel to around 70 AD a time of great peril of the church, when the temple was destroyed in Jerusalem; the city where the community first started off. It was written mainly for a Gentile audience as evidence can be seen for the lack of Jewish customs (7:3-11.) and it’s concentration of Jesus as hero an action man, exorcist, healer and miracle worker.[1]


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