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Mark, Gospel of
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I. Authorship – II. Date – III. Place of Writing – IV. Literary Character – V. Christology

Most New Testament scholars conclude that Mark is the oldest Gospel and that the authors of Matthew and Luke used it as a source (see Synoptic question).

I. Authorship

The earliest reference to Mark is the statement of Papias, written in the time of Hadrian, but surviving only in a quotation by Eusebius (Hist. eccl. III 39). Papias says that Mark was the interp…

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Collins, Adela Yarbro, “Mark, Gospel of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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