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Religion Revision (Marks Gospel)

Different ways Christians interpret the bible

Literalists These are people who believe in the exact literal
interpretation of the bible. For example the creation story: each day was
exactly twenty four hour period

Liberals The writers of the Bible were guided by God but because

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to see how much he loves the world and to understand his plan for
humanity. These writers then wrote them down and learnt from them.

The meaning of the term gospel

>The word "Gospel" means the good spell meaning good news.

Who was mark?

>It is believed that mark lived…

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Why did Mark write a Gospel?

>Mark wrote to comfort the Christians in Rome who were facing all kinds
of problems including the death penalty for practising illegal religion.

Mark wrote the Gospel for 4 things:

1. To preserve The first hand teaching of Jesus after the apostles

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Kerygma and Didache= ORAL TRADITION

2. It is generally accepted that Mark was very close to the apostle
Peter, therefore he did receive information from Peter who had
witnessed firsthand at the events of Jesus' ministry
3. Some words or sayings of Jesus may have existed in a written

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The characteristics of the Gospel of Mark

1) The Gospel was written in primitive Greek. It is suggested that
Mark spoke Aramaic but wrote his Gospel in Greek because it
was the universal language
2) Certain details in the Gospel suggest an eyewitness account.
This eye witness was probably Peter…

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40BC The Romans appointed Herod as King. As Herod was not a Jew,
the Jewish people never accepted him. He was king at the time of the
birth of Jesus. He died when Jesus was still a boy

84BC Birth of Jesus

AD1 Death of Herod

AD 2425 Around this…

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>Some looked to the benefits that were brought to Palestine such as
new roods and better sewage, also better law and order. Some admired
them that much they worked for them e.g. tax collectors

>Lots despised them and fought back with rebellion acts e.g. rioting

The Sanhedrin

>The Sanhedrin was…

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The Covenant with Noah

Noah built an ark and was saved from the flood along with his family
and friends and 2 of every kind of animal

God promised to never flood the earth again

The covenant with Abraham

God made a covenant that he would bless him and make…

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>The temple was important because it was the only place where the
Jew's could offer sacrifices to God. Sacrifices were made by a priest.
The temple contained one outer court and four enclosed courts

The Outer Court: The court of Gentiles

>This was inside the walls of the temple and…

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(Romans/NonJews). Believed in
the coming of the Messiah. They
thought the saviour would deliver
them from hardship. They did
believe in the resurrection of
the body after death. They
believed in life after death.
>Small group of upper class
leaders. They were very wealthy.
Most of them were priests. They…




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