Mark's Gospel: Authorship

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Mark's Gospel

1) Who wrote Mark's Gospel?

  • All the Gospels were written anonymously
  • There are some limited early church traditions regarding their authorship
  • Papias claimed Mark was the interpreter of Peter and he wrote down everything he remembered, though not necessarily in order. However, he took care not to omit anything or add in anything fictitious.

Who was Mark?

  • There was a Mark in the New Testament who was close to Peter
    • 1 Peter 5:13 "so does my…




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