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.
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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