The Gospel According to Mark (Pillar New Testament Commentary Series)
Written by a biblical scholar who has devoted thirty years to the study of Mark, this exceptional and unique new Pillar volume clearly shows the second Gospel - though it was a product of the earliest Christian community - to...
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Written by a biblical scholar who has devoted thirty years to the study of Mark, this exceptional and unique new Pillar volume clearly shows the second Gospel - though it was a product of the earliest Christian community - to be both relevant and sorely needed in today's church. Edwards offers revealing discussion of the Gospel's literary features, including Mark's use of the "sandwich" technique and of imagistic motifs and irony. He also proposes a new paradigm for interpreting the difficult "Little Apocalypse" of chapter 13, and he argues for a new understanding of Mark's controversial ending.
The General Acceptance of Markan priority in the nineteenth century directed unprecedented attention on the Gospel of Mark from both academy and church. No longer was the second Gospel viewed as an inferior abridgment of Matthew; rather, its author was seen as the first to write the story of Jesus in the form of a Gospel, which became the primary influence on the subsequent Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
Like any other commentary series, The PNTC has specific aims. Designed both for serious students and for general readers of the Bible, the PNTC volumes seek above all to make clear the meaning of the text of Scripture as we have it.
James R. Edwards (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is an award winning Bruner-Welch Professor of Theology, and Department Chair at Whitworth University, Spokane, WA. He is an ordained minister, PCUSA, contributing editor of Christianity Today, and the author of the award winning Is Jesus the Only Savior? and The Gospel of Mark (Pillar Bible Commentary); Romans (New International Bible Commentary) The Divine Intruder and most recently The Hebrew Gospel and the Development of the Synoptic Tradition.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- Introduction; 1. History Of The Interpretation Of Mark; 2. Authorship And Place Of Composition; 3. Date; 4. Historical Context; 5. Distinctive Literary Characteristics; 6. Jesus In The Gospel Of Mark; 7. Distinctive Themes; 8. Narrative Structure; Commentary; 1. The Gospel Appears In Person; 2. Beginnings Of The Galilean Ministry; 3. Trouble With The Authorities; 4. Insiders And Outsiders; 5. Who Then Is This?" 6. Witness To Jews; 7. Witness To Gentiles; 8. Removing The Veil; 9. Mere Discipleship; 10. "on The Way" Through Judea; 11. The Barren Temple; 12. Jesus And The Sanhedrin; 13. Watchfulness In Tribulation And Triumph; 14. The Abandonment Of Jesus; 15. The Cross And The Empty Tomb; 16. The Longer Ending Of Mark