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The Classic Commentaries and Studies on Mark includes some of the most significant classic studies on the book of Mark from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With notable authors such as John A. Broadus, Allan Menzies, Ernest DeWitt Burton, A. T. Robertson, and M. F. Sadler, Classic Commentaries and Studies on Mark (24 vols.) offers over 5,000 pages of interpretation, observations, translations, contextual history, and practical application. The twenty-four volumes contained in Classic Commentaries and Studies on Mark (24 vols.) have had an enduring impact on New Testament exegesis, and this exceptional collection provides easy accessibility to this wealth of significant scholarship.

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Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

  • Author: John A. Broadus
  • Publisher: American Baptist Publicaiton Society
  • Publication Date: 1905
  • Pages: 150

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Examining the Gospel of Mark in a distinctive manner, Joseph A. Broadus discusses authorship, allegorical content, crucial semantic meaning, and authority of the text. In addition to a fervent introduction to the Gospel, Broadus moves expositionally demonstrating key points between the Greek and Syriac translations.

John A. Broadus (1827–1895) was educated received his B.A. and M.A. from University of Virginia before engaging in pastoral ministry and professorship.

The Earliest Gospel: A Historical Study of the Gospel According to Mark

  • Author: Allan Menzies
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1901
  • Pages: 312

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Focusing on the philological and historical development of the Book of Mark, Allan Menzies provides comprehensive examination of the text alongside annotation and interpretation. Trying to distill all aspects of the authorship, Menzies thoroughly covers the relationship of Mark in the synoptic gospels, the apologetic nature of the gospel, stylistic attributes, and commentary on the time of transposition.

An important book, and students of St. Mark will do well to consult it. Dr. Menzies has read and digested the literature of this subject, and has written a fresh and stimulating commentary.

Journal of Theological Studies

This is a useful addition to the available commentaries in English on the second Gospel. He aims to approach as nearly possible to the original facts handed down by tradition and forming the material of the earliest Life of Christ, and at the same time to discover and represent the special interest that were felt by the society in which the tradition was preserved.

The London Quarterly Review

Allan Menzies (1845–1916) was Professor of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews in Edinburgh, Scotland.

A Practical Commentary on the Gospel According to St. Mark

  • Author: James Morison
  • Publisher: N. J. Bartlett and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1882
  • Pages: 484

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Moving verse-by-verse expositionally, James Morison offers considerable exegesis and annotation of the text. Drawing upon the apologetic evidence of the early Church Fathers and their writings, Morison provides extensive detail on the validity and intregity of the Gospel.

We have found Dr. Morison a very able expositor. He has sound judgement, great capacity for criticism, and immense industry.

Contemporary Review

This is, on the whole, the most wise, exhaustive, and serviceable commentary on Mark we have yet seen.

The London Quarterly Review

James Morison was educated at the university of Edinburgh before founding the Evangelical Union in Scotland. Morison died in 1893.

The Beginnings of Gospel Story: A Historical-Critical Inquiry into the Sources and Structure of the Gospel According to Mark

  • Author: Benjamin Wisner Bacon
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 238

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Subsequently following a comprehensive introduction covering the authorship, characterization, historical context, and intent of the Gospel, Benjamin Wisner Bacon presents exegetical studies in the Gospel according to Mark. Described as "pragmatic" in application, this commentary provides scholarly exposition in an easy to understand manner.

This book is designed to be a popular yet rigorously critical commentary on Mark, with espeical reference to an inquiry into its sources and structure.

The Biblical World

A study of the second Gospel, remarkable for incisiveness . . . The book is one of great learning and of thorough study, and is to be recommended to those who wish to see the text of Mark under the newest lights.

Review of Theology and Philosophy

Benjamin Wisner Bacon (1860–1932) was born in Litchfield, Connecticut and educated at Yale College, where he was also appointed instructor in New Testament Greek and a professor of New Testament criticism and exegesis in the Yale Divinity School. His numerous works include The Genesis of Genesis, The Fourth Gospel in Research and Debate, and The Story of St. Paul.

A Commentary on the Gospel According to Mark

  • Author: Melancthon W. Jacobus
  • Publisher: Macmillan Company
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 266

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Relying on both Greek and Aramaic translations of the Gospel for exegesis, the author provides commentary on the Gospel of Mark by thorough investigation of historical context, presupposition of historical circumstances, explanatory notes, and critical semantic analysis. Examining the historical and spiritual value of the text, Jacobus offers ample interpretation on the earliest Gospel.

Melancthon W. Jacobus (1855–1937) was educated at Priceton Univesrity, the University of Göttingen, and the University of Berlin. Jacobus went on to become the Dean of Faculty and Professor of New Testament Exegesis at Hartford Theological Seminary. Jacobus was later conferred honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees from both Lafayette College and Yale University.

Studies in the Gospel According to Mark

  • Author: Ernest DeWitt Burton
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication Date: 1904
  • Pages: 248

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Designed for students studying the Gospel of Mark, Ernest DeWitt Burton presents succinct commentary on the original text. Providing both explanatory notes and ample exegesis, Burton moves verse-by-verse throughout the Gospel.

Another volume in the series of constructive Bible studies, devoted to an exposition for Bible students of the Gospel of Mark, with questions and explanatory notes. A valuable analysis of the Gospel is tabulated in the last four pages.

Homiletic Review

Ernest DeWitt Burton (1856–1925) graduated from Denison University in 1876, then from Rochester Theological Seminary in 1882. His studies also carried him to Germany at Leipzig and Berlin. Burton taught at the seminaries in Rochester and Newton before becoming head of the department of New Testament Literature and Interpretation at the University of Chicago—where he was president from 1923–1925.

The Son of Man: Studies in the Gospel of Mark

  • Author: Andrew C. Zenos
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 137

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Focusing on the exemplification of Jesus' humanity, Andrew C. Zenos moves expositionally through the foreshadowed prophecy of the Christ, the redemptive ministry of Jesus, and the outplay of his life.

This little volume, written in clear and simple language, deals in an interesting and edifying fashion with certain aspects of the life of Jesus . . .this volume may be highly commended as a skillfully executed piece of expository work.

Review of Theology & Philosophy

Andrew C. Zenos (1855–1942) was Dean and Professor of Biblical Theology at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.

Annotations on the Gospel of St. Mark

  • Author: C. Holme
  • Publisher: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green
  • Publication Date: 1863
  • Pages: 124

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Providing concise annotation and exegesis on the Gospel of Mark, C. Holme characterizes the text as an outplay of human nature on the hypostatic union—that is divine incarnation. Offering explanatory commentary on the differing religious groups at the time, social context, and historical implications, Holme establishes a well rounded commentary for elucidation of the text.

C. Holme was Classical Master at St. Peter's School at Eaton Square, London.

The Gospel According to Mark: A Study in the Earliest Records of the Life of Jesus

  • Author: Henry Shaen Solly
  • Publisher: The Sunday School Association
  • Publication Date: 1893
  • Pages: 245

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Splitting the book of Mark into different sections according to ministerial theme, Henry Shaen Solly offers valuable commentary and elucidation of the Gospel of Mark through examining historical context, semantics, stylistic characteristics, and alternative texts. Discoursing on both figurative and literal language, Solly provides ample clarification of the text.

The writer accepts the view now so widely adopted by the best scholars, that Mark is the oldest Gospel, and on this basis attempts to give a brief, intelligible interpretation of the life and teachings of Jesus. We do not know of any other concise commentary on Mark which seems so well adapted to the wants of the students.

The Unitarian

Henry Shaen Solly (1813–1903) was educated at University College, London before becoming a Unitarian pastor. Solly is noted for his involvement in social reform including movements on charity, free education, anti-slavery, and Corn Laws.

The Gospel According to Saint Mark with Introduction and Notes

  • Author: W. C. Allen
  • Publisher: Macmillan Company
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 218

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Relying on both Greek and Aramaic translations of the Gospel of Mark, W. C. Allen provides careful exegetical studies and commentary on the original text. Favoring the Aramaic translation over the Greek for literal rendering of semantics, Allen provides extensive introductory annotation and exegesis of critical background detail.

W. C. Allen (1867–1953) was Lecturer in Theology and Hebrew at Exeter College, Oxford and Archdeacon of Manchester.

The Gospel According to St. Mark: The Greek Text with Introduction and Notes

  • Author: A. F. Hort
  • Publisher: University Press
  • Publication Date: 1902
  • Pages: 202

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Seeking to critically examine the original Greek through semantic and syntaxical means, A. F. Hort provides succinct commentary reflecting the inherent details of the Gospel not communicated through the English translation. Discoursing upon background, social, historical, and philological details, Hort provides acute commentary on the Gospel of Mark.

A. F. Hort was educated at Marlborough College as well as Trinity College, Cambridge. Hort was Assistant Professor at Harrow School, London and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge.

The Gospel According to Saint Mark

  • Author: John H. Godwin
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1869
  • Pages: 244

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Examining the Gospel of Mark in contextual relationship to the Synoptic Gospels, John H. Godwin offers succinct insight on the text through patristic reference, rhetorical analysis, philological context, and explanation of figurative language. Godwin expresses the direct correlation to the Synoptic Gospels, even with the differing stylistic characteristics and point of view.

The style of the translation is entirely free from conventionalism, and the author has aimed throughout to produce a faithful rendering into modern English of the niceties of the original. The 'doctrinal lessons' consist of apothegmatic sentences, rounded and polished into the form of proverbial utterances, which are charged with thought and rich in suggestion.

The British Quarterly Review

John H. Godwin was Professor of English Language, Mental and Moral Philosophy, and Rhetoric at New College, London, in the 19th century.

The Gospel According to St. Mark in the Original Greek: With a Digest of Notes from Various Commentators

  • Editor: J. R. Major
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 135

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Synopsizing the Gospel's intention to convey Christ's divinity, J. R. Major provides critical studies and examination of the Greek translation of Mark. In this concise commentary, Major takes time to explain semantic ambiguity, connotative language, and implicit meaning directly from the text.

J. R. Major (1797–1876) was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge before becoming Honorary Fellow of King's College, London. Major later went on to become Headmaster from 1831–1866.

Studies in Mark's Gospel

  • Author: A. T. Robertson
  • Publisher: Macmillan Company
  • Publication Date: 1919
  • Pages: 172

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Offering succinct commentary and exegesis, A. T. Robertson moves through the character of Mark, the direct correlation to the Synoptic Gospels, the presence of Christ throughout the text, and interpretation of the allegories presented. Cultivating the unique qualities of Mark's writing style, Robertson provides ample annotation and notes on the text.

This book seems to help the modern man to see Jesus as Mark saw him in the first glow of enthusiasm under Peter's preaching. It is readable and yet thoroughly scholarly and makes use of the results of synoptic criticism to show the historical foundation of our knowledge of the life of Christ. The work is a real introduction to Mark's Gospel and will unlock its treasures for all who read it.

Six Thousand Country Churches

A. T. Robertson was born on November 6, 1863 in Chatham, Virginia, during the height of the Civil War. His family moved to Statesville, North Carolina, where he grew up. He was baptized in 1876 and immediately recognized God’s call to preach, and attended Wake Forest College.

Upon graduation in 1885, Robertson entered The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he devoted himself to Greek studies under John Broadus. He was appointed Greek instructor as a student, and received his Th.M. in 1888. Robertson became an associate professor in 1890, and then served as Professor of New Testament Interpretation from 1895 to 1934. He devoted his life to preaching, teaching, scholarly activities, and giving public lectures, many of which have been reproduced in book form. He was a founding member of the Baptist World Alliance, and participated in numerous Bible conferences with Dwight Moody and F. B. Meyer.

Robertson published many works including A Short Grammar of the Greek New Testament, Commentary on the Gospel According to Matthew, and Paul's Joy in Christ—available in the A. T. Robertson Collection (15 vols.)!

The Gospel According to Mark

  • Author: Joseph Addison Alexander
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner
  • Publication Date: 1858
  • Pages: 480

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Expounding on the Gospel of Mark, Addison presents studies that follow the text chronologically, as well as historically. Discoursing on the extent of Christ's ministry, the intentions of Mark's record, the progression of prophecy, and the fulfillment of the law—Addison critically examines the text verse-by-verse.

The work is not only a book to be referenced, but a decidedly readable volume. And we welcome it as a valuable contribution to the standard exegetical literature of our country.

Mercersburg Review

Joseph Addison Alexander (1809–1860) was a Professor of Theology at Princeton, as well as a biblical scholar, author, and Presbyterian minister.

The Gospel According to St. Mark with Introduction and Notes

  • Author: S. W. Green
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
  • Publication Date: 1873
  • Pages: 262

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Breaking the Gospel of Mark down by subject, content, characteristics, influence, and authorship in order to convey a well-rounded synopsis and interpretation of the text, S. W. Green establishes a critical commentary that takes into account the various New Testament translations and Codexes.

S. W. Green (1822–1905) was Professor of New Testament Exegesis at Regent's Park College in London.

The Gospel of Mark: An Exposition

  • Author: Charles R. Erdman
  • Publisher: The Westminster Press
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 208

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Emphasizing the authority, originality, and effectiveness of Mark's Gospel, Charles R. Erdman attentively studies the ministry of Christ through the account of Mark. Expressing the service-oriented life of Christ and his apostles, Erdman moves chapter-by-chapter expounding on the unique qualities of Mark within the Synoptic Gospels.

This book is not a running commentary on the Sunday-school lessons, but it is a clear and popular exposition of the whole of the Gospel of Mark. I do not know of any other short, popular exposition of the Gospel of Mark which is quite so satisfactory as this one.

The Union Seminary Review

It is a marvel of condensation and clearness. The introduction is particularly valuable; the analysis is thoroughly satisfying; and the comments are pertinent and spiritual.

The Publishers Weekly

Charles R. Erdman (1866–1960) was educated at Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary. Erdman was ordained in 1891, and went on to become pastor of Overbrook Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.

The Gospel of St. Mark with Notes

  • Author: E. Lyttelton
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1895
  • Pages: 204

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Moving expositionally verse-by-verse, A. Lyttelton offers succinct commentary that reflects the character, authority, and results of Mark's account. Contrasting the Gospel of Mark with the other Synoptic Gospels, Lyttelton expresses the events in the character and life of Christ. Forming an emphasis on fulfilled Old Testament prophecy, the author explores the course of redemption and discharge of the Law.

E. Lyttelton (1855–1942) was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge. Lyttelton later became Headmaster of Haileybury College. He was well known for his talent in cricket while playing for Cambridge.

The Gospel According to St. Mark

  • Author: G. M. MacDermott
  • Publisher: Wells Gardner, Darton and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 120

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Following an ample introduction with background detail on the Gospel of Mark, MacDermott provides concise exegetical studies on the original text with regard for practical interpretation. Offering both annotation and notes alongside with his commentary, G. M. MacDermott expresses the implicit and inherent meaning found within the text.

G. M. MacDermott was Vicar of North Walsharm and REctor of St. Maragaret's, Antingham, and Norfolk.

Pictorial Commentary on the Gospel According to Mark

  • Author: Edwin W. Rice
  • Publisher: The American Sunday-School Union
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 274

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Splitting the Gospel of Mark into sections on the Gospel and Apostolical history, Edwin W. Rice delivers exegetical studies on the account of Christ, the relationship of Mark within the Synoptic Gospels, and the development of the apostles. Rice examines the various translations and codexes relevant in providing thorough studies with the Gospel.

Edwin W. Rice was educated in Theology and Law at Union College before becoming Congregational Minister.

The Gospel According to S. Mark with Prolegomena, Appendices, and Grammatical and Explanatory Notes

  • Author: W. H. Rowlandson
  • Publisher: J. Hall & Son
  • Publication Date: 1869
  • Pages: 163

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Studying the semantic differences between the Apostolic writings and the classical Greek philosophers, Rowlandson provides critical studies on the historical background, accuracy, and the transposition of the text. Taking into account the Greek, Memphitic, Thebaic, Basurmuric, Gothic, Armenian, and Aethiopic version, Rowlandson systematically moves through the text providing exposition of colloquialistic use and inherent meaning.

W. H. Rowlandson was Professor of Hebrew and Divinity at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Rector of Essex. Rowlandson died in 1907.

The Gospel According to St. Mark, with Notes Critical and Practical

  • Author: M. F. Sadler
  • Publisher: George Bell and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1884
  • Pages: 481

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Viewing the Gospel of St. Mark in the light of the early Church Fathers, M. F. Sadler offers extensive exposition on the historical context, didactic character of the gospel, and Mark's account of the life of Christ. Supplying both critical notes and annotation, Sadler moves through the text verse-by-verse in an explanatory method.

M. F. Sadler (1819–1895) was educated at Sherborne School and Cambridge, before going on to be ordained as Vicar of Bridgewater in 1857. Sadler then assumed the position Rector of Honiton from 1869 until 1895. He is widely noted for his works on theology and doctrinal tracts.

The Gospel According to St. Mark with Introduction, Notes, and Maps

  • Author: Thomas M. Lindsay
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1883
  • Pages: 296

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Discoursing on the proposed first Gospel, Lindsay provides exegesis of the characteristics of composition, the cultural and historical settings, the religious condition of Israel, and the scope of Jesus' ministry. Thomas M. Lindsay moves thematically through the text, while providing an index of major events and circumstances throughout the book.

This is one of a series of hand-books for Bible classes and private students now in course of publication in Edinburgh, under the supervision of Drs. Dods and Whyte. Its notes are brief, yet without obscurity; based on an intelligent exegesis, though not critical in form, and well adapted to the needs of the classes for whose use it was designed.

The Methodist Quarterly Review

Thomas M. Lindsay (1843–1914) was educated at the University of Edinburgh before becoming Professor of Divinity, Church History, and Christian Ethics at Free Church College, Glasgow. Lindsay later went on to become the Covener of Foregin Missions for the Free Church of Scotland. His mission work included parts of Europe, Asia Minor, and Lebanon.

The Last Twelve Verses of the Gospel According to S. Mark

  • Author: John W. Burgon
  • Publisher: James Parker and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 352

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Focusing exclusively on the last twelve verses of Mark (Mark Chapter 16), John W. Burgon offers critical examination of the text through extensive studies of the MSS and alternative translations. Burgon provides commentary and exposition based on patristic evidence, critics of the early church, semantic consistency, and explanation of the omission from some translations.

John W. Burgon (1813–1888) was educated at Oxford before becoming Vicar of the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin in 1863. In 1867 Burgon accepted the position of Professor of Divinity at Gresham College in London. His is known for his contrary stance to the Revised Version of the Bible by Westcott & Hort.


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