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-1st Century Fragments of Gospel of Mark Found?

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

(P52 Fragment of John via Wikipedia) According to Dallas Theological Seminary professor Daniel B. Wallace, a number of fragments from an early manuscript of the Gospel of Mark has been discovered that may well date from the first century A.D. (CE). It could actually end up being the earliest NT documents extant.   <<Read about it […]

March 16:1-8 The Resurrection of Jesus

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Vs. 1-3 The two Marys and Salome went to the first Sunday morning sunrise service on Resurrection Day. The three women were at the crucifixion: Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and Salome who was the mother of the Zebedee brothers- James and John (Matt. 27:56). Now they were going to the […]

Mark 15:42-47 The Burial of Jesus

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

     Vs. 42 Preparation Day- Friday before sunset was called the day of preparation since food and provisions were prepared ahead of time for the Sabbath (Saturday).      Vs. 43 Joseph of Arimathea was a respected member of the Sanhedrin and a closet follower of Jesus. He was looking for the Kingdom of God and […]

Mark 15:22-41 The Crucifixion of Jesus

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Vs. 22-28 Details of the Crucifixion Setup      Vs. 22 They took Jesus to Golgotha (place of the skull). It was probably so named because it was a rounded hill top that was devoid of vegetation. In Jerusalem today there is a hilltop thought to be the possible location with impressions beneath that remind one […]

Mark 15: 16-21 The Mocking of Jesus by The Roman Soldiers

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

Vs.16-20 The Roman soldiers came and led Jesus away to the Army headquarters in the Palace. Notice it says that the whole battalion was called in. Obviously they were concerned about any possible backlash from the followers of Jesus. Several soldiers were probably guarding Jesus when he was being judged by Pilate. They heard the […]

Mark 15:1-15 Jesus On Trial: Before Pilate

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

     Vs. 1-5 The Sanhedrin had made it’s decision. Now they send Jesus to Pilate hoping that he will agree to carry out their sentence. However, Pilate is not about to rubber stamp their condemnation. He proceeds to judge for himself. The Jewish leaders say that this Jesus was claiming to be the Messiah- an […]

Mark 14:54, 66-72 Peter’s Denial of Jesus

Monday, February 5th, 2007

     Vs. 54  All of the disciples of Jesus scattered at his arrest except Peter.  Verse 54 records that Peter followed the procession at a distance and even ventured into the courtyard of the high priest.  From that position, he was somewhat privy to the discussion of the Sanhedrin.  Usually the council held their meetings near the […]

Mark 14:53-65 Jesus On Trial: Before The Sanhedrin

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Following his arrest, Jesus was taken to the high priest and before a hastily called session of the Sanhedrin.  The trial of Jesus can be divided into two parts- first the religious trial before the Sanhedrin, and second the legal/political trial before Pilate and Herod Antipas (However, the Gospel of Mark does not include the appearance […]