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Westminster Bible Companion: Mark

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Westminster John Knox 1996

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Overview

Mark, often eclipsed by the other Synoptic Gospels, is now considered by many biblical scholars to be the earliest written gospel. This conclusion would place Mark closest to the historical Jesus. In his book, Douglas Hare examines Mark for modern Christians who are in search of the Jesus portrayed in these earliest known writings. What emerges is a Jesus whose moral and religious teachings are of secondary importance to the very fact of his life, death, and resurrection. For it is the Jesus depicted in Mark that serves as the window through which we may see God. God's love for humankind, Hare contends, is made visible through Mark's Jesus.

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Key Features

  • Provides a powerful interpretation of the Gospel of Mark
  • Unfolds the various contexts and principles found in Scripture
  • Helps prepare pastors, students, and laity relay the Bible's teaching in a clear way

Contents

  • The Beginning of the Good News
  • Jesus’ Healing Ministry Begins
  • Jesus’ Ministry Provokes Controversy
  • Jesus Prepares Twelve Apprentices for Mission
  • Jesus’ Immense Popularity Prompts Antagonism
  • The First Passion Announcement and the Transfiguration
  • The Second Passion Announcement
  • The Third Passion Announcement
  • The Messiah’s Royal Arrival in Jerusalem
  • Jesus Refutes His Opponents
  • Jesus Teaches About the Future
  • Jesus’ Last Days
  • The Empty Tomb

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About Douglas R. A. Hare

Douglas R. A. Hare is Emeritus Professor of New Testament at Pittsburg Theological Seminary. Currently, he is an adjunct instructor at Bangor Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books on New Testament topics, including Matthew (Interpretation series).

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