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(Μάρκος; Márkos).

I. Greek

[German version]

[I 1] The Evangelist, [1]

(Lat. Marcus). The author of the second Gospel (Mk) could be a missionary (Iohannes) M. who is often mentioned in the NT especially in close association with Paulus (Acts 12:12:25; Phm 24 among others) (for example, for the first time Papias around AD 130, see Euseb. Hist. eccl. 3,39,15). The fact that evidence of a closeness to Paul's theology can barely be found [3] is an argument against this identification, while the straightforwardness of thi…

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Wick, Peter (Basle), Bowie, Ewen (Oxford), Wermelinger, Otto (Fribourg), Markschies, Christoph (Berlin), Rix, Helmut (Freiburg), Eck, Werner (Cologne) and Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover), “Marcus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 13 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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