Mark 's Views On The Gospel Of Mark

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It is believed that the Gospel of Mark was written in the time period of 66 through73 CE, sometime during the Jewish Revolt. Mark makes reference to the destruction and rebuilding of the temple in chapter thirteen of his writings. He references other events that happened during the time period of the Jewish revolt later in the same chapter. These events were the fleeing of the people to the mountains and the hardship the admirers of Jesus in Palestine had during the Jewish Revolt. Mark’s proposed audience of his gospel are considered to be a mixture of Jews and Gentiles, those that were rich and poor, those of that were of the upper class of citizens and the lower class of people and early leader of the church. Mark used the Hebrew Scriptures which indicate that the audience had knowledge of the Jewish teachings and beliefs. He also explains certain Jewish Palestinian traditions and practices which a Gentile would not have the knowledge to understand. Also Mark’s writings are in Greek, which may be an indication that the audience is outside of Palestine. An example of this is Mark 5:41, Mark used the verb egeiren, which translates from Greek to mean arise. The literary source that were available to Mark during the time of his writing of the gospel were Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians, the Septuagint, the Church and the stories that have been passed down through the generations. Evidence of scripted sources available to Mark would be the miracle story such as…

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