New PDF release: Abingdon New Testament Commentaries: Mark

By C. Clifton Black

ISBN-10: 0687058414

ISBN-13: 9780687058419

Mark’s genius lies, no longer in telling a narrative approximately Jesus, yet in growing stipulations below which the reader may perhaps event the unusual caliber of God’s excellent news. The Evangelist hurries one alongside breathlessly, “immediately,” to ensure that the reader lurches with the characters into one pothole after one other. “What is that this new instructing” that consorts with the flagrantly sinful, turning the pious homicidal, intimates into strangers, and mustard seeds into “the maximum of all … shrubs”?

Jesus’ closest adherents, the Twelve, are one of the so much muddled. Who can blame them? They ask for an vague parable’s interpretation and obtain a solution much more confounding. they're instructed to feed millions with subsequent to not anything. Their boat nearly capsizes whereas their instructor sleeps. As they oar in tough waters, the trainer strides the waves meaning to skip them. placing the reader within the similar boat, Mark buildings conversations with Jesus that make little experience, if any. The Twelve are craven, silly, self-serving, and disobedient: meet the common Christian. along with, “their hearts have been hardened.” Who hardens hearts? God. are not God’s Messiah raise the burdens of these following him? what sort of Christ heads to a pass, handing his disciples one other for themselves. “Do you now not but understand?”  from the Introduction

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