The Gospel According to Mark



Introduction to the Gospel of Mark From the New American Bible

Introduction to Mark Henry Wansbrough OSB

Felix Just, S.J.
  • The Gospel according to Mark
  • Section-by-Section Structural Outlines
  • Literary Features and Thematic Emphases
  • People, Places, Terms, and Titles in Mark's Gospel

    The Gospel of Mark Dr. Laura Weber

    Saint Mark the Pastor Peter Edmonds SJ

    'A House of Prayer for all the Nations': Jesus's Temple Saying, Mark's Gospel, and the Jewish War Chris Seeman

    The Pentateuch: The Hypotext of Mark 1:1-4:34 Michael J. Reimer

    Reading the Gospel of Mark in the Shadow of the Cross Megan McKenna

    Health and Illness in Mark's Gospel: Physical or Spiritual? Martin Borg

    The Coming of the Son of Man in Mark's Gospel Edward Adams

    Is Our Reading the Bible the Same as the Original Audience's Hearing It? A Case Study in the Gospel of Mark Robert H Stein

    The Rhetoric of the Characterization of Jesus as the Son of Man and Christ in Mark Paul Danove

    Mark's Passion Narrative: A story of Abuse and Failed Intimacy Michael Trainor

    Is Mark's Gospel an Apology for the Cross? Joel F. Williams

    A Rejoinder to Joel F. Williams's 'Is Mark's Gospel an Apology for the Cross?' Robert H. Gundry

    Maze and Amazement in Mark's Gospel William R. Telford

    Mark's Language of Religious Conflict as Rhetorical Device Larry Perkins

    Mark's Incipit and the Priene Calendar Inscription: From Jewish Gospel to Greco-Roman Gospel Craig A. Evans

    The "Son of Man" Passages in Mark Gordon D. Kirchhevel

    Questions, Chreai, and Challenges to Honor. The Interface of Rhetoric and Culture in Mark's Gospel Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J.

    Jesus' Defeat of Death and Mark's Early Readers Peter Geoffrey Bolt

    Greco-Roman Textuality and the Gospel of Mark: A Critical Assessment of Werner Kelber's The Oral and the Written Gospel L. W. Hurtado

    Henry Wansbrough, OSB:
    Form-Criticism in Mark - Mark and the Disciples - Mark's View of Jesus - The Messianic Secret in Mark - The Parables in Mark

    Mark's Use of the Gospel of Thomas, Part I Stevan L. Davies

    The Intertexture of Apocalyptic Discourse in the Gospel of Mark Vernon K. Robbins

    The Jewish War and the Sitz im Leben of Mark Joel Marcus

    The Heavenly Veil Torn: Mark's Cosmic 'Inclusio' David Ulansey

    The Women of the Gospel of Mark and Contemporary Women's Spirituality Mitzi Minor

    A Gentile Woman's Story Sharon H. Ringe

    Stages of Faith and the Gospel of Mark James V. Zeitz

    The Messianic Secret in Mark J. D. G. Dunn, B.D., Ph.D.

    The Gospel of Mark Robert M. Grant

    The Gospel of Mark Richard Heard

    The Earliest Gospel Frederick C. Grant

    Gospel of Saint Mark Catholic Encyclopedia

    The Purpose of Mark's Gospel Benjamin Wisner Bacon

    Notes on Mark James Tabor

    Examples of Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation in Mark David Charnon

    A Perspective on the Distinctiveness of Mark's Gospel Rev. John W. (Jack) Carter

    Mark's Transformation of John's Gnostic Feet Dr. Markus Locker

    Phenomenology and the Synoptics: What About Mark? Laura Ann Sherfey

    The Gospel of Mark and Judaism Robert McFarlane

    Mark 1-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Mark 1 Commentary by Church Fathers

    Commentary on Mark, Chapter 1 Jeanie C. Crain

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Mark 1:1-8 John the Baptist preaches
    Mark 1:9-13 Jesus baptized by John
    Mark 1:14-20 Jesus preaches gospel
    Mark 1:21-28 Jesus' fame spreads
    Mark 1:29-39 Jesus healed many
    Mark 1:40-45 Jesus heals a leper

    A Markan Epiphany: Lessons from Mark 1 Donald H. Juel and Patrick R. Keifert

    Mark's Provocative Use of Scripture in Narration: 'He Was with the Wild Animals and Angels Ministered' A. B. Caneday

    He That Cometh in Mark 1:7 and Matt 24:30 Gordon D. Kirchhevel

    Jesus' Philosophy of Ministry: A Study of a Figure of Speech in Mark 1:38 Dennis O. Wretlind

    Mark 2-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Mark 2 Commentary by Church Fathers

    Commentary on Mark, Chapter 2 Jeanie C. Crain

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Mark 2:1-12
    Mark 2:13-17 Jesus with tax collectors
    Mark 2:18-22 new wine & old wine skins
    Mark 2:23-28 Lord of the sabbath

    Translating paralutikoj in Mark 2:1-12: A Proposal Dwight N. Peterson

    Mark 3-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Mark 3 Commentary by Church Fathers

    Commentary on Mark, Chapter 3 Jeanie C. Crain

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Mark 3:1-6 a withered hand restored
    Mark 3:7-12 "You are the Son of God"
    Mark 3:13-19 Jesus appoints the Twelve
    Mark 3:20-21 Jesus' family upset
    Mark 3:22-30 divided realm cannot stand
    Mark 3:31-35 true spiritual kinship

    An Exegetical-Theological Consideration of the Hardening of the Jewish Religious Leaders' Hearts in Mark 3:1-6 Sug-Ho Lee

    Mark 4-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Mark 4 Commentary by Church Fathers

    Commentary on Mark, Chapter 4 Jeanie C. Crain

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Mark 4:1-20 parable of the sower
    Mark 4:21-25 parable of the lamp
    Mark 4:26-34 parable of mustard seed
    Mark 4:35-41 wind & sea obey Jesus

    A Hermeneutics of Hearing Informed by the Parables with Special Reference to Mark 4 Klyne Snodgrass

    The Synoptic Problem Revisited: Some New Suggestions about the Composition of Mark 4:1-34 David Wenham, M.A., Ph.D.

    Mark 5-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Mark 5 Commentary by Church Fathers

    Commentary on Mark, Chapter 5 Jeanie C. Crain

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Mark 5:1-20 Jesus frees possessed man
    Mark 5:21-43 Jesus raises dead girl

    The Gerasene Demoniac: A Disability Support Worker's Commentary Timothy Smith

    Plundering Satan's House: Mark 5:1-20 Donald H. Juel

    Mark 6-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Mark 6 Commentary by Church Fathers

    Commentary on Mark, Chapter 6 Jeanie C. Crain

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Mark 6:1-6 without honor at home
    Mark 6:7-13 Twelve sent out
    Mark 6:14-29 Herod kills the Baptist
    Mark 6:30-34 sheep without shepherd
    Mark 6:35-44 Jesus feeds 5000
    Mark 6:45-52 Jesus walks on sea
    Mark 6:53-56 Jesus heals everywhere

    Femme Fatale Redux: Intertextual Connection to the Elijah/Jezebel Narratives in Mark 6:14-29 David M. Hoffeditz and Gary E. Yates

    Mark 7-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Mark 7 Commentary by Church Fathers

    Commentary on Mark, Chapter 7 Jeanie C. Crain

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Mark 7:1-13 clean and unclean
    Mark 7:14-23 God's law & men's rules
    Mark 7:24-30 Jesus delivers at Tyre
    Mark 7:31-37 Jesus heals at Sidon

    Mark 7:1-23 and the Historical Jesus William Loader

    A Symbolic Approach to Mark 7 Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J.

    Jesus heals the daughter of a foreigner (Mc 7,24-30) Diocese Partenia

    Moral Agency at the Borders: Rereading the Story of the Syrophoenician Woman Jane E. Hicks

    The Dynamic of Humility and Wisdom: The Syrophoenician Woman and Jesus in Mark 7:24-30 Christopher Alt

    Mark 8-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Mark 8 Commentary by Church Fathers

    Commentary on Mark, Chapter 8 Jeanie C. Crain

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Mark 8:1-10 Jesus feeds 4000
    Mark 8:11-13 Pharisees argue with Jesus
    Mark 8:14-21 true bread
    Mark 8:22-26 Jesus heals blind man
    Mark 8:27-33 Jesus professed as Christ
    Mark 8:34-9:1 cost of discipleship

    Word Biblical Commentary 34B: Mark 8:27-16:20 Craig A. Evans

    The Portrayal of the Hardening of the Disciples' Hearts in Mark 8:14-21 Sug-Ho Lee and Jan G. Van der Watt

    Taking Up the Cross (Mark 8:31) William Willimon

    Denying Self, Bearing a Cross, and Following Jesus: Unpacking the Imperatives of Mark 8:34 Matthew L. Skinner

    Mark 9-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Mark 9 Commentary by Church Fathers

    Commentary on Mark, Chapter 9 Jeanie C. Crain

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Mark 9:2-13 Jesus' transfiguration
    Mark 9:14-29 Jesus frees possed boy
    Mark 9:30-37 Jesus predicts crucifixion
    Mark 9:38-41 tolerance versus envy
    Mark 9:42-50 causing sin and scandal

    Who Will See "The Kingdom of God Coming with Power" in Mark 9,1 -- Protagonists or Antagonists? Thomas R. Hatina

    A Note on 'Elijah with Moses' in Mark 9,4 J.P. Heil

    The Transfiguration, Cosmic Symbolism, and the Transformation of Consciousness in the Gospel of Mark David Ulansey

    Is the Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-8) a Misplaced Resurrection-Account Robert H. Stein

    Mark 10-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Mark 10 Commentary by Church Fathers

    Commentary on Mark, Chapter 10 Jeanie C. Crain

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Mark 10:1-12 marriage and divorce
    Mark 10:13-16 Jesus blesses children
    Mark 10:17-27 rich young man meets Jesus
    Mark 10:28-31 receive a hundredfold
    Mark 10:32-45 crucifixion predicted again
    Mark 10:46-52 Jesus heals blind beggar

    Experiencing the Kingdom as a Little Child: A Rereading of Mark 10:13-16 James L. Bailey

    Jesus' Leadership Interpretation Through the Exegesis of Mark 10:17-22 Daryl D. Green

      The Call of Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52) Maarten J.J. Menken

    Marriage and Divorce in the Gospel according to Mark (Chapter 10:1-12) Eugene LaVerdiere

    Mark 11-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Mark 11 Commentary by Church Fathers

    Commentary on Mark, Chapter 11 Jeanie C. Crain

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Mark 11:1-10 Jesus enters Jerusalem
    Mark 11:11-26 cursed figs & temple
    Mark 11:27-35 Jesus' authority challenged

    Palin: The Ass Again (Mark 11.3d) J. Duncan M. Derrett

    Mark 12-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Mark 12 Commentary by Church Fathers

    Commentary on Mark, Chapter 12 Jeanie C. Crain

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Mark 12:1-12 parable of the vineyard
    Mark 12:13-17 question of the taxes
    Mark 12:18-27 question of the resurrection
    Mark 12:28-34 first commandment
    Mark 12:35-37 Christ is the son of David
    Mark 12:38-44 wrong kind of religion

    Isa 5:1-7 LXX and Mark 12:1, 9, Again John S. Kloppenborg

    Self-Help or Deus ex Machina in Mark 12.9 John S. Kloppenborg

    The Use of Isaiah 5,1-7 in the Parable of the Tenants (Mark 12,1-12; Matthew 21,33-46) W. J. C. Weren

    The Tenants in the Vineyard (GThom 65/Mark 12:1-12): A Realistic and Social-Scientific Reading Ernest van Eck

    What Were the Sadducees Reading? An Enquiry into the Literary Background of Mark 12:18-23 Peter G. Bolt

    Mark 13-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Mark 13 Commentary by Church Fathers

    Commentary on Mark, Chapter 13 Jeanie C. Crain

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Mark 13:1-13 things to come
    Mark 13:14-32 Jesus' second coming
    Mark 13:33-37 watch for Lord's return

    Rhetorical Ritual: Apocalyptic Discourse in Mark 13 Vernon K. Robbins

    Procedural Register in the Olivet Discourse: A Functional Linguistic Approach to Mark 13 Gustavo Martin

    Historical Crisis and Cosmic Crisis in Mark 13 and Lucan's Civil War Edward Adams

    "Let the Reader Understand": A Contextual Interpretation of Mark 13:14 Larry Perkins

    The Focus of Mark 13:24-27--The Parousia, or the Destruction of the Temple? Thomas R. Hatina

    Mark 14-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Mark 14 Commentary by Church Fathers

    Commentary on Mark, Chapter 14 Jeanie C. Crain

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Mark 14:1-11 extravagant love
    Mark 14:12-21 passover preparation
    Mark 14:22-25 Jesus' last supper
    Mark 14:26-42 agony in the garden
    Mark 14:43-52 Jesus' arrest
    Mark 14:53-72 Jesus' trial & Peter's denial

    The Date of the Passover Sacrifices and Mark 14:12 Maurice Casey

    Bread for the Broken: Pragmatic Meaning of Mark 14:22-25 George Ossom-Batsa

    The Naked Young Man: a Historian's Hypothesis on Mark 14,51-52 Michael J. Haren

    Reading with Your Soul: A Cross Cultural Reading of Mark 14:26-16:8 and John 8:1-11 John M. Prior, SVD

    Making the Best of Jesus: IOUDAIAI and POIESIS Marianne Sawicki

    Mark 15-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Mark 15 Commentary by Church Fathers

    Commentary on Mark, Chapter 15 Jeanie C. Crain

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Mark 15:1-20 Jesus before Pilate
    Mark 15:21-32 Jesus crucified
    Mark 15:33-41 Jesus' death
    Mark 15:42-47 Jesus' burial

    'It Was Out of Envy That They Handed Jesus Over' (Mark 15:10): The Anatomy of Envy and the Gospel of Mark Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J.

    The Anarthrous ui(o\j qeou= in Mark 15,39 and the Roman Imperial Cult Tae Hun Kim

    Mark 15,39 and the So-Called Confession of the Roman Centurion Earl S. Johnson, Jr.

    Challenge-riposte in Mark 15 From V. K. Robbins

    Patron-client contract in Mark 15:1-16:8 From V. K. Robbins

    Fantasy and Myth in the Death of Jesus George Aichele

    Death with Honor: The Mediterranean Style Death of Jesus in Mark John J. Pilch

    The Reversed Contextualization of Psalm 22 in the Markan Crucifixion: A Socio-Rhetorical Analysis Vernon K. Robbins

    The Heavenly Veil Torn: Mark's Cosmic "Inclusio" David Ulansey

    Cry of Dereliction or Cry of Judgment? Mark 15:34 in Context Thomas E. Schmidt

    Mark 16-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Mark 16 Commentary by Church Fathers

    Commentary on Mark, Chapter 16 Jeanie C. Crain

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Mark 16:1-13 empty tomb & resurrection
    Mark 16:14-20 Jesus' great commision

    Mark 16:1-8: The Empty Tomb of a Hero? Peter G. Bolt

    Mark's Account (Mk 16:1-8) Megan McKenna

    The Promise and the Failure: Mark 16:7,8 Andrew T. Lincoln

    Women Transformed: The Ending of Mark Is The Beginning of Wisdom Marie Sabin

    Mark's Enigmatic Ending John Dart



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