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A Commentary on the Gospel According to Mark


Macmillan Co. 1915

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Relying on both Greek and Aramaic translations of the Gospel for exegesis, Melancthon Jacobus 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.

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Key Features

  • Combines critical analysis of the substance with exegesis in detail
  • Explores the sources of the Gospel and its authenticity
  • Illustrates the historical period in which the Gospel was written
  • Includes ample interpretation


  • Introduction
  • The Gospel Itself
  • The Tradition Regarding the Gospel
  • The Sources of the Gospel
  • The Relation of Mark to Matthew and Luke
  • The Date of Mark
  • The Historical Value of Mark
  • The Test
  • Analysis
  • Bibliography
  • Commentary
  • Index

Product Details

  • Title: A Commentary on the Gospel According to Mark
  • Author: Melancthon W. Jacobus
  • Publisher: Macmillan Company
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 266

About Melancthon W. Jacobus

Melancthon W. Jacobus (1855–1937) was educated at Princeton University, 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.

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