Sunday, April 16, 2006
Gospel of Mark
Mark 13:1,3,11 indicates that the Jerusalem temple is still standing, and thus the Gospel of Mark was written before A.D. 70. The early church fathers unanimously testified that John Mark, a disciple of the Apostle Peter, is the author. Reputable Spanish papyrologist scientifically dated a Dead Sea Scroll Mark manuscript to A.D. 50, so the Gospel of Mark existed before A.D. 50. Mark 16:1-8 describes Jesus' Resurrection, whereas many people think the Resurrection account begins in the hotly debated 16:9-20 section; Mk 16:9-20 is part of the original text, as I will soon show.