Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mark 1:1-20

Mark starts where no other gospel writer begins. He starts with John the Baptist and the prophecy in Isaiah. John baptizes for repentance.

The voice from heaven is very emphatic, "You are my beloved son. In You I am well pleased." This voice seems to be intended for Jesus and serves to prepare him for his testing in the wilderness.

Jesus' time in the wilderness is quickly summarized compared to Matthew.

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