Kelly Iverson was one of my interns for the school year at Dallas Theological Seminary. This paper was read at the southwestern regional conference of the Evangelical Theological Society in April
This Gospel has somewhat of an emphasis in miracles 27 total which is significantly more than any of the other Gospels. The key word in Mark is "Immediately" which is used 34 times causing the reader to move from one account to the next rapidly.
Mark is the shortest of the synoptic gospels and was written about 64 A. It was written by John Mark who was one of the missionaries who accompanied Paul and Barnabas on their mission trips. It is possible that Mark wrote this Gospel at the urging of Peter his companion in Rome since he had firsthand knowledge of the things that Mark wrote about.
The purpose of the Gospel of Mark is to show that the Lord Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God who was sent to suffer and to serve in order to rescue and restore mankind.
The 16 chapters of the Gospel of Mark can be divided into two parts, 8 chapters each. In the first 8 chapters Jesus is essentially traveling north and preaching until chapter 8.
It also includes the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan, and the temptation in the desert by Satan. The focus quickly changes to the message and ministry of Jesus.
The rest of these passages almost completely refer to Jesus as a Servant. It presents Jesus either teaching, healing, helping, performing miracles, blessing, feeding, challenging authority, and feeling compassion 8: He is betrayed, dragged through a faulty trial, and then unmercifully beaten, humiliated and crucified; all for the purpose of serving sinners.
The final chapter is the miraculous resurrection of His physical body, numerous appearances, and command of the Great Commission, and finally His ascension to the right hand of God.The book of Mark is a Gospel that contains Narrative History, Sermons, Parables, and some Prophetic Oracles.
This Gospel has somewhat of an emphasis in miracles (27 total) which is significantly more than any of the other Gospels. Kelly Iverson. Iverson is an Associate Professor of New Testament at Baylor University. He received his Th.M.
from Dallas Theological Seminary in , and his Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America in Jesus Calls the Twelve Apostles (Mark ) At this point, Jesus officially gathers together his apostles, at least according to the biblical texts. Stories indicate that many people followed Jesus around, but these are the only ones whom Jesus is recorded as specifically designating as being special.
Gaebelein calls the Gospel of Mark “the neglected Gospel.” The Gospel of Mark: A Complete Analysis of the Gospel of Mark, with Annotations reintroduces us to the themes of service and the nature of Christ as a servant which dominate the Gospel of Mark.
The Gospel of Mark concludes with a brief account of the women who went to the tomb where Jesus' body was placed and discovered that Jesus had risen from the dead. Analysis The Gospel of Mark has several unique characteristics.
Irony in the End: A Textual and Literary Analysis of Mark Related Media Editor’s Note: Kelly Iverson was one of my interns for the school year at Dallas Theological Seminary.