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Mark (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament | BECNT)

ISBN: 9781441251022
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In this volume, respected New Testament scholar Robert Stein offers a substantive yet highly accessible commentary on the Gospel of Mark. The commentary focuses primarily on the Markan understanding of the Jesus traditions as reflected in this key New Testament book. The author analyzes each section in Mark to show how it fits the immediate and larger context of the Gospel. He offers verse-by-verse comments on the words, phrases,

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  • Blends academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity, and accessibility
  • Includes abbreviations and Hebrew and Greek transliteration
  • Provides indexes of subjects, authors, Greek words, Scripture, and other ancient writings

Top Highlights

“It is rather a Gospel concerning the person, deeds, and acts of Jesus.” (Page 41)

“The fig tree represents Israel (Jer. 8:13; Hos. 9:10, 16–17; Mic. 7:1) and is judged by its Messiah because, despite its appearance and religious activity (symbolized by the leaves), Israel has failed to produce the appropriate fruit (Hooker 1991: 261).” (Page 514)

“He lacks obedience to the first table of the Ten Commandments. He loves his riches more than God.” (Page 470)

“These verses serve as the lens through which all of Mark is to be viewed and prepare the reader for the story of Jesus of Nazareth found in 1:14–16:8.” (Page 38)

“He needs to repent, and the key sin that he needs to repent of is his greater love for riches than for God.” (Page 470)

Robert H. Stein has composed an excellent commentary on Mark 1:1–16:8. He explains well the purpose and structure of the Gospel, discusses in detail its problematic verses, judiciously selects views of other commentators, and explains why he thinks the Gospel ends at 16:8. Hence Stein’s commentary will be a precious vade mecum for pastors and preachers, students of the New Testament, and teachers in biblical studies.

Joseph A. Fitzmyer, professor emeritus of biblical studies, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Bob Stein has written a great commentary on the Gospel of Mark. It is rich with interpretive insight, yet it is very reader friendly. Scholars, pastors, students, and lay readers will appreciate how Stein tackles difficult questions head-on and presents sensible solutions. Reading this commentary gives the reader a real sense of what the evangelist Mark was trying to say and how his original readers would have understood him. It makes an excellent contribution to the BECNT series.

Craig A. Evans, Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia

  • Title: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Mark
  • Author: Robert H. Stein
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 864

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