Background to Mark's Gospel

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Background to Mark's Gospel

  • Gospel means 'Good News'
  • Good for Christians who are being persecuted.
  • Wrote in Rome

Sources of Mark's Gospel:

  • Peter - Got lots of information from him. Small details only Peter would know.
  • The 12 Disciples - They met in his Mothers house.
  • Personal Experience - Mark may have seen the Temple guards being led by Judas.

 

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Gospel Facts

WHY?

  • Most of the disciples were dying off.
  • Someone needed to record the events.
  • There were wrong ideas about Jesus.

WHEN?

  • AD 64.
  • 34 years after the events.
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