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Mark : a new translation with introduction and commentary (1986)

by C. S. Mann

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Most scholars believe that Mark's Gospel was completed before Matthew and Luke. Drawing on recently discovered historical, literary, and linguistic evidence, C. S. Mann proposes the controversial theory that Mark followed the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and that it is a digest of those two other Synoptic Gospels. Lay readers and serious students of the Bible may disagree with Mann, but they cannot ignore his theory. The Gospel of Mark presents an action-packed, nonstop picture of Jesus' public life. Here we encounter the humanity of Jesus, and the secrecy shrouding his divine nature. Through his lively translation and insightful commentary, Mann clearly explains the central message of Mark's Gospel: The power of faith and hope that moves the Christian community toward ultimate glory in the coming of the Lord and His Kingdom rests in the triumph of the suffering Christ. The themes in Mark -- the suffering of Jesus, the liberation of the oppressed, the search for community, and the healing power of Christ -- echo the turbulent times during which he wrote this Gospel. The unthinkable destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman army, the persecution of early followers of Jesus, and the rampant obsession with the end of the world are reflected in Mark's stories and parables.… (more)

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Dedicated to
Addison G. Wright, S.S., S.T.D., the kindest of critics and a valued friend
and to
Timothy Baker
William Betteridge
Richard Vaughan Case
Timothy Curtis
Sean Thomas Flynn
Pauline Hayward
Kevin Tatum
in thanksgiving for their entrance into the community of faith.
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"For in a commentary you have to say something on everything, whether you have anything to say or not...."
PART I
CONFLICT IS JOINED 1:1-1:15
1. The Preaching of John the Baptizer
(1:1-8)=Matt. 3:1-12; Luke 3:1-9; John 1:19-28
11 The beginning of the Proclamation of Jesus-Messiah (Son of God):
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This work page contains Mann's Mark in the Anchor Bible series. Please do not combine with individual vols. of Mark by Joel Marcus in the new Anchor Bible/Yale series. Thank you.
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