purpose of the Gospel of Mark in its historical and social context
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purpose of the Gospel of Mark in its historical and social context by Hendrika Nicoline Roskam

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Published by Brill in Leiden .
Written in English


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Statementby H.N. Roskam.
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LC ClassificationsBS
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 286 p. ;
Number of Pages286
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Open LibraryOL22603288M
ISBN 109004140522

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This study about the origin and purpose of Mark's Gospel illuminates the historical situation in which Mark's original readers lived, and established in what way the evangelist addresses this. This study investigates the issues of the origin and purpose of the Gospel of Mark. The author argues that Mark's Gospel was written in Galilee some time after the Jewish Revolt in 70 AD for a Christian audience that was living under the threat of persecution. The first part of the book examines the situation of Mark's intended readers, and the nature of and reasons for their persecution. The Purpose of the Gospel of Mark in its Historical and Social Context Hendrika Nicoline Roskam This study investigates the issues of the origin and purpose of the Gospel of Mark. This study about the origin and purpose of Mark's Gospel illuminates the historical situation in which Mark's original readers lived, and established in what way the evangelist addresses this situation in his Gospel.

Download Citation | The Purpose of the Gospel of Mark in its Historical and Social Context | Thesis (doctorate)--University of Leiden, Includes bibliographical references (p. []) and.   This context of persecution fits well with Mark’s narrative theme and purpose. The Gospel is a call to faithful discipleship in the face of suffering and even death. “Whoever wants to be my disciple,” Jesus says, “must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me” (Mark ).   Mark’s explanations of Jewish customs and his translations of Aramaic expressions suggest that he was writing for Gentile converts, probably especially for those converts living in Rome. After an introduction (–13), the Gospel describes Jesus’ ministry in and around Galilee (–), his journey to Jerusalem (11–13), the Passion (14–15), and the Resurrection (16). Mark stresses that Jesus was not an anti-Roman rebel who intended to assume political power over an earthly Israel. The purpose of the gospel of Mark is purely and simply an announcement of the words and works of Jesus.

The Gospel According to Mark (Greek: Εὐαγγέλιον κατὰ Μᾶρκον, romanized: Euangélion katà Mârkon) is one of the four canonical gospels and one of the three synoptic tells of the ministry of Jesus from his baptism by John the Baptist to his death and burial and the discovery of the empty is no genealogy of Jesus or birth narrative, nor, in the. The conclusion drawn from this tradition is that the Gospel of Mark largely consists of the preaching of Peter arranged and shaped by Mark (see note on Ac ). John Mark in the NT It is generally agreed that the Mark who is associated with Peter in the early non-Biblical tradition is also the John Mark of the NT.   The Purpose of the Gospel of Mark in its Historical and Social Context. This study investigates the issues of the origin and purpose of the Gospel of Mark. The author argues that Mark's Gospel was written in Galilee some time after the Jewish Revolt in 70 AD for a Christian audience that was living under the threat of persecution.5/5(1). As it is set forth by the first phrase in Mark's Gospel, Mark intended to compose "the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God." The reason for composing the Gospel is speculative. Mark's use of Peter while composing his Gospel has already been mentioned above.