According to very early tradition, this Gospel is based on the preaching and eyewitness stories told by the Apostle Peter. It was probably written between A.D. 65–70. The numerous explanations of Aramaic words and Hebrew practices suggest Mark wrote for Gentile readers. In the blunt, vigorous speech of the common man, Peter’s interpreter, John Mark, portrayed Jesus as a Man of action, whose nature and mission can best be grasped by observing His works. Almost a third of this Gospel is devoted to the Crucifixion and events of the last week of Christ on earth.
OUTLINE OF CONTENTS
|II.||Early Galilean Ministry||Mark 1:14–3:6|
|III.||Later Galilean Ministry||Mark 3:7–6:13|
|IV.||Withdrawal from Galilee||Mark 6:14–8:30|
|V.||Journey to Jerusalem||Mark 8:31–10:52|
|VI.||Ministry in Jerusalem||Mark 11–13|
|VII.||Death and Resurrection||Mark 14–16|