Reading Mark in Context: Jesus and Second Temple Judaism
: Over the last several decades, the Jewishness of Jesus has been at the forefront of scholarship and students of the New Testament are more than ever aware of the importance of understanding Jesus and the Gospels in their Jewish...
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Over the last several decades, the Jewishness of Jesus has been at the forefront of scholarship and students of the New Testament are more than ever aware of the importance of understanding Jesus and the Gospels in their Jewish context. Reading Mark in Context helps students see the contour and texture of Jesus' engagement with his Jewish environment. It brings together a series of accessible essays that compare and contrast viewpoints, theologies, and hermeneutical practices of Mark and his various Jewish contemporaries.
Going beyond an introduction that merely surveys historical events and theological themes, this textbook examines individual passages in Second Temple Jewish literature in order to illuminate the context of Mark's theology and the nuances of his thinking. Following the narrative progression of Mark's Gospel, each chapter in this textbook (1) pairs a major unit of the Gospel with one or more sections of a thematically-related Jewish text, (2) introduces and explores the historical and theological nuances of the comparative text, and (3) shows how the ideas in the comparative text illuminate those expressed in Mark.
- :forewordintroduction; History Of The Second Temple Period1preparing The Way In The Wilderness In Mark 1:1-152the Messiah’s Authority In Mark 1:16-453controversies With The Scribes And Pharisees In Mark 2:1-3:64*apocalyptic And The Kingdom In Mark 3:7-355teaching In Parables In Mark 4:1-346exorcism In Mark 4:35-5:207healing/miracles In Mark 5:21-6:6a8herod Antipas In Mark 6:6b-299new Exodus In Mark 6:30-5610*redrawing Cultural/religious And Ethnic Boundaries In Mark 7:1-3711(apocalyptic) Epistemology In Mark 8:1-2612the New Elijah In Mark 8:27-9:1313faith In Mark 9:14-2914cruciform Discipleship In Mark 9:30-5015the Law And Divorce In Mark 10:1-3116spiritual Leadership In Mark 10:32-5217the Triumphal Entry In Mark 11:1-1118the Temple In Mark 11:12-2619the Chief Priests And Elders In The Temple/parable Of The Tenants In Mark 11:27-12:1220*the Sadducees (and Other Jewish Authorities) In Mark 12:13-4421the Tribulation In Mark 13:1-2322the Return Of The Son Of Man In Mark 13:24-3723the Passover In Mark 14:1-2524lament In Mark 14:26-5225blasphemy In Mark 14:53-7226pontius Pilate In Mark 15:1-2027crucifixion And Burial In Mark 15:21-4728resurrection In Mark 16:1-8xxglossary