New Testament Commentary: Mark

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Weight 1.01 kg
Dimensions 22.3 × 14.3 × 4.9 cm
isbn

9780851512327

Original Pub Date

1975

Banner Pub Date

1976

binding

Cloth-bound

page-count

712

scripture

Mark

series

Hendriksen New Testament Commentaries

Book Description

Mark’s Gospel, ‘written between AD 40 and 65, with the balance of evidence now favouring the earlier part of this period,’ has its own distinct importance, and, in introducing this Gospel, Hendriksen deals in turn with what he considers to be its three main characteristics, compactness, vividness and orderliness. It is ‘definitely the action Gospel,’ and ‘in ever so many passages or paragraphs Mark presents lively little touches that are not found elsewhere.’

Hendriksen does not accept that Mark is chiefly concerned to supply a record of events; rather the Gospel has a doctrinal and thoroughly practical aim – to bring about transformation and furnish an incentive for living to the glory of God. ‘This Gospel was intended to reach the entire Greek speaking world: its message was, is and is going to be meaningful for everybody’; at the same time, he accepts the tradition of the Gospel’s origin in the needs of the church at Rome and points out the relevance of its emphasis in that context:

The manner in which Mark pictures the Christ, namely, as an active, energetic, swiftly-moving, warring, conquering King, a Victor over the destructive forces of nature, over disease, demons and even death, would be of interest especially to Romans, people who, in their lust for exercise of power, had conquered the world. To them Mark pictures a King who excels any earthly conqueror. His Kingdom is far more extensive, his armour far more effective, and his rule far more enduring than anything originating here below.

This volume of the New Testament Commentary fully maintains the high standard associated with the author. While technicalities are kept out of the text itself, genuine problems receive due attention.

Writing on the assumption that a commentator’s business is to expound the Scripture with lucidity and simplicity, it is no small part of the value of these volumes that they set aside a whole spectrum of opinion which has no permanent value for the church. Above all, the author aims, in the spirit of the New Testament itself, to direct attention to one who is both Saviour of sinners and ‘Lord of all’.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS vii
INTRODUCTION TO THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK 1
Who Wrote This Gospel? 3
When and Where Was It Written? 13
Why Was It Written? 16
What Are Its Characteristics? 18
How Is It Organized? 25
GENERAL THEME: The Work Which Thou Gavest Him To Do 26
Its Beginning or Inauguration 1:1-13 29
Its Progress or Continuation 14-10:52 53
A. The Great Galilean Ministry 54
Chapter 1:14-45 54
Chapter 2 84
Chapter 3 112
Chapter 4 146
Chapter 5 184
Chapter 6 218
Chapter 7:1-23 268
B. The Retirement Plus Perean Ministries 292
Chapter 7:24-37 292
Chapter 8:1-9:1 308
Chapter 9:2-50 336
Chapter 10 372
Its Climax or Culmination 11: 1-16:8 427
A. The Week of the Passion 428
Chapter 11 428
Chapter 12 472
Chapter 13 510
Chapter 14 548
Chapter 15 626
B. The Resurrection 676
Chapter 16 676
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 695
GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY 697

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