Longer and Shorter Endings to Mark's Gospel

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Longer and Shorter Endings to Mark's Gospel

Most scholars agree that verses 9 - 20 in Mark's Gospel were added in the 2nd Century and that Mark's Gospel ended with verse 8 with the words "because they were afraid" (this refers to the women at the empty tomb not telling anyone what they had seen because they were afraid). The ending is so abrupt that many think that Mark can't have intended to end the Gospel that way. Also, the Gospel is supposed to be…

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