Category Archives: Gospel of Mark

Irony Everywhere

In his account of Jesus’ trial and crucifixion, Mark subtilely presents irony everywhere; he doesn’t point it out explicitly, he leaves it for us to discover.  Consider: The soldiers.  As was their custom, when the foot soldiers got ahold of … Continue reading

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Simon of Cyrene

After they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple robe and put his clothes on him.   They led him out to crucify him. They forced a man coming in from the country, who was passing by, to … Continue reading

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Mark and Time

And they crucified him and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take. And it was the third hour when they crucified him…And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over … Continue reading

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Mockery and Crucifixion

 The soldiers led him away into the palace (that is, the governor’s residence) and called the whole company together. They dressed him in a purple robe, twisted together a crown of thorns, and put it on him. And they began … Continue reading

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Hope

“And Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.”” (Mark 14:27–28 ESV) … Continue reading

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Those Sleeping Sheep

“Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will fall away, because it is written:   I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.” (Mark 14:27 CSB17) I’m working on Mark 14.27-52, and we see Mark describe the … Continue reading

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The Anointing of Jesus

“While He was in Bethany at the house of Simon who had a serious skin disease, as He was reclining at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of pure and expensive fragrant oil of nard. She broke … Continue reading

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