4 Gospels Not sure who wrote MK.
Similarities 1) Jesus is Messiah/Christ, specific kind as in Isaiah – Jesus makes peace not warrior 2) Jesus was crucified (Roman form of execusion) political death 3) Jesus is risen – not WAS Jesus but IS Jesus. He is not dead but the living Christ.
Serafin (snakes) – feet is a euphamism for “sex organ”.
MK – starts out with no geneology – birth – does the birth in 15 verses.
MT and LK do the birth in 3 chapters.
In MK words like immediately /straight away/ right away – MK appears to be in a hurry.
There are 16 chapters in MK and 1-10 dominated by the word immediately. Chapters 1 – 10 cover 1 year we know this because he never celebrated Passover. This a major Jewish celebration.
Chapters 11-16 cover a week. – slows down at this point.
MK – inferior because it is greek lower class (street greek)
Mark had a low attention span which is one of the reason he appeared to be in a hurry. The style of the right is rough.
Mark however appears to have set us up. He was a hustler.
Luke & John are considered a higher level of Greek most people like Luke and Luke’s stories.
Who is Jesus and ?
Who understands him?
High understanding = (Demons) – they respond in fear
Low understanding = Crowds and multitudes (group of people).
Disciples had a low understanding 1:16-20 they follow him even when they don’t get it.
Man’s name for Legion = 12000- pig – symbolic
Understanding is not all that important. The following is what is important and that is what the disciples and multitudes do.
I believe, so that I might understand.
Demons understand – not important to understand
MK ended at 16-8 and it is believed that what came after was not written by MK because it didn’t have the same kind of Greek.