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I would try to present an emotional approach to explain this situation. First of all, I guess it's sensible to describe disciples' feelings about their life and their Master. Let me try: 1. Dissapointment - their faith in Jesus was touched by events of His death, taking into account: hope for continous friendship with Master, elevating words of Jesus that ...


We should not so much look for what the disciples were afraid of, but look at how the story in Mark's Gospel unfolds and why the disciples are being described as afraid, without apparent reason. David Rhoads, Joanna Dewey and Donald Michie say in Mark as Story, page 1, that the composer of Mark's Gospel has used sophisticated storytelling techniques, ...

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