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Anchor: Mark 1-8 (#27 in Anchor Bible Commentaries Series)

Hardback|Mar 2000
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Although it appears second in the New Testament, Mark is generally recognized as the first Gospel to be written. Captivating nonstop narrative characterizes this earliest account of the life and teachings of Jesus. In the first installment of his two-volume...


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Although it appears second in the New Testament, Mark is generally recognized as the first Gospel to be written. Captivating nonstop narrative characterizes this earliest account of the life and teachings of Jesus. In the first installment of his two-volume commentary on Mark, New Testament scholar Joel Marcus recaptures the power of Mark's enigmatic narrative and capitalizes on its lively pace to lead readers through familiar and not-so-familiar episodes from the ministry of Jesus. ^As Marcus points out, the Gospel of Mark can be understood only against the backdrop of the apocalyptic atmosphere of the Jewish rebellions of 66-73 c.e., during which the Roman army destroyed the Temple of Jerusalem (70 c.e.). While the Jewish revolutionaries believed that the war was "the beginning of the end" and that a messianic redeemer would soon appear to lead his people to victory over their human enemies (the Romans) and cosmic foes (the demons), for Mark the redeemer had already come in the p
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 150517
  • Product Code 0385423497
  • EAN 9780385423496
  • Pages 592
  • Department Academic
  • Category New Testament Commentaries
  • Sub-Category Mark
  • Publisher Doubleday
  • Publication Date Mar 2000
  • Dimensions 230 x 161 x 38mm
  • Weight 0.989kg

Joel Marcus

JOEL MARCUS is Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Boston University School of Theology, having previously taught at the University of Glasgow and Princeton Theological Seminary. Aside from his many scholarly publications in prestigious journals such as the "Journal of Biblical Literature," "Catholic Biblical Quarterly," and "New Testament Studies," he is the author of two scholarly books on the Gospel of Mark as well as the more pastoral "Jesus and the Holocaust: Reflections on Suffering and Hope,"

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