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As Mark being the earliest one of all the gospels, why doesn't it mention the virgin conception?

This haunting question came to me after seeing a documentary regarding the gospels and how John is not considered synoptic. It seems that scholars hold the belief that Mark was the first gospel ever ...
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How did theologians conclude that blasphemy of the Holy Spirit meant a refusal for repentance?

Matthew 12:22-32 and Mark 3:22-30 both tell the account of the Christ casting out devils while Pharisees accused Him of being possessed by Beelzebub. The Christ rebukes them and declares the following ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians understand the connection between Mark 1:1-4 and Malachi 3:1-5?

I'm aware someone asked this question already, but they no longer have an account, the post has no answers, and I'm hopefully going to reformulate the question in a way that hopefully explicates the ...
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Why, in the Gospel of Mark, is Jesus referred to as the son of Mary but, in the Gospel of Luke, he is referred to as the son of Joseph?

Why, in the Gospel of Mark, is Jesus referred to as the son of Mary but, in the Gospel of Luke, he is referred to as the son of Joseph? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of ...
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How do Trinitarians respond to Mark 13:32 which indicates that the Holy Spirit does not know something?

Mark 13:32 says: "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." Jesus here is apparently saying the Holy Spirit doesn't know ...
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Catholic - What are the best arguments for Mark 16:9-20 being Inspired scripture?

As a Catholic, I have to take it as a dogmatic tenet of faith that everything in the Latin Vulgate during the council of Trent was inspired by the Holy Sprit. That being said, I am seeing good ...
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Is there Catholic exegesis on Mark 8:22-26 that explains why people looked like trees?

I vaguely recall a homily from several years ago where the priest explained what Mark 8:22-26 meant when Jesus healed a blind man that he saw other people's blindness (i.e. it was their souls that ...
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Did the kith and kin of Jesus anticipate a security threat for themselves?

We read in Mk 3:19-21 (KJV) : Then the multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. But when His own people heard about this, they went out to lay hold of Him, for ...
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What are the arguments in favour of the 'beginning' at John 1:1 being the new beginning?

The standard reading of John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." is that the beginning - ἀρχῇ (archē) - refers to the old beginning, i.e., ...
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What is the role of faith presuppositions related to whether the Gospel of Mark was embellished after the close of the apostolic era?

Over at the History Exchange site there is an interesting discussion on the topic of "Why can't the gospel of Mark be as late as 110 CE." A related question has been asked on this site in ...
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Why don’t the gospel authors specifically identify themselves?

It seems to be the mainstream scholarship view today that the gospels were originally anonymous, and gained their attributed authorship through church fathers . Regardless of whether you believe this ...
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What did Papias mean when he wrote how Mark did not write "in order" about what Jesus said or did?

Eusebius in his Historia Ecclesiastica 3.39.15 writes about Papias claiming Mark, an attendant of Peter, had written an account about Jesus: And the elder would say this: Mark, who had become the ...
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Did Jesus engage himself in any profession before the commencement of his Ministry?

We read in Mark 6:2-3 : When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has ...
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According to Reformed Theologians, when did the kingdom of God arrive?

Q: According to Reformed Theologians, when did the Kingdom of God arrive? Pentecost? Jesus’ incarnation? Or the end of the age? There is a translation debate about the verse saying “the kingdom of ...
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When was the Gospel of Mark written?

We have a variety of questions on when New Testament texts were composed, such as: When Was The Gospel of Luke Written? When was the New Testament written, and by who? (unfortunately, the posts here ...
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What are arguments for the divine inspiration of the longer ending of Mark (Mark 16:9-20)?

Simple question: What are the best arguments for the divine inspiration of the longer ending of Mark (Mark 16:9-20), according to believers in its inspiration? These are examples of articles ...
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How do Catholic scholars explain the difference in wording of Mk 3: 21 in NRSVCE vis-a-vis KJV versions?

We read in Mk 3:20-21 (KJV) And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He ...
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According to Catholic scholars, whose home was Jesus stopping by while visiting Capernaum, in Mk 2: 1?

We read in Mk 2: 1 When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home(NRSVCE) A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come ...
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According to Trinitarians, why didn't Jesus correct the scribe's use of 'Him' at Mark 12:32-33?

Mark 12:28-34 contains a back-and-forth between Jesus and a scribe. 28 Now one of the scribes had come up and heard their debate. Noticing how well Jesus had answered them, he asked Him, “Which ...
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Is the right hand of God a divine position? [closed]

Many people apply verses in the Bible like Psalm 110:1, Mark 12:35-36, and Acts 2:33-36, as well as many other verses which state Jesus sits at the right hand of God. But is this a divine position, ...
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According to Catholic Church, does Mark have a distinction among the Evangelists for recording trivial details?

We see in Mark 4:38-40 , a trivial detail: A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion.. Mtt ...
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What do annihilationalists make of Matthew 26:24 (and Mark 14:21)?

In Matthew 26:24 Jesus says The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. Also in ...
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Why did Jesus raise people from the dead, when they would have been in heaven?

The way I understand it from the bible is that you can live well you entire life, but if you lose your faith and then you die you won't go to heaven. So I'm sure that Satan would love the ability to ...
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Has the Catholic Church taken cognizance of the theory that the terminal cause of Jesus's death on the cross was heart-failure?

We read in Mark 15: 42-44: "When evening had come, and since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was ...
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How do 'soul sleep' adherents explain Mark 12:27, "He is not the God of the dead, but of the living."?

Mark 12:26-27 (also see Matthew 22:32, Luke 20:38) is "But concerning the dead rising, have you not read about the burning bush in the Book of Moses, how God told him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, ...
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What is the Old Testament Biblical basis to the idea that only God can forgive sins?

Mark 2:7 and Luke 5:21 have scribes and Pharisees claiming that only God can forgive sins. "Why does this man speak like this? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?" and &...
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According to Catholic Church, to what extent is faith a gift of God in terms of Romans 12: 3?

We see St. Paul telling the Romans (Romans 12:3) the following: For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think ...
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While on the cross, was Jesus abandoned by every human?

There are numerous Christians hymns and references in Christian literature that Jesus was "forsaken by all mankind, yet to be in Heaven' enthroned", etc. In essence, there is this powerful ...
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How does the Catholic Church explain the omission of identity of the young man referred to in Mk 14:51?

In Mark 14:51, we read about a youth who flees, after he sees Jesus being arrested: A certain young man was following him, wearing nothing but a linen cloth. They caught hold of him, but he left the ...
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What is the shortest English translation of the Gospel of Mark?

I'm trying to figure what the shortest translation is of the bible because our professor is making us hand-write some pretty lengthy passages. Though I can't get around writing it, he doesn't care ...
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Why did Jesus order the unclean spirits in the Multitude at the Seaside (Mark 3.7-12) to not make him known? [duplicate]

The passage I am referring to is Mark 3.11-12: 11 Whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and shouted, “You are the Son of God!” 12 But he sternly ordered them not to make ...
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If Jesus was weak, how could he be a carpenter?

From the Gospels, we know that Jesus was a carpenter. Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?' And they ...
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Mark 5 Jesus encounter with the demons: what is their relationship to Jesus?

Reading in Mark 5:1-20 ... 6 Catching sight of Jesus from a distance, he ran up and prostrated himself before him, 7 crying out in a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of ...
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If Christ has all power to perform miracles, how is that that "he could there do no mighty work" save that He healed a few?

If Christ has all power to act upon all his creations, including the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve, I would assume he could never be prohibited from performing miracles for them. Yet in Mark 6:5-...
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According to orthodox Trinitarians, why did Jesus respond that only God is good?

18"Why do you call Me good?” Jesus replied. “No one is good except God alone." (Mark 10:18 BSB, Luke 18:19 BSB) How can Jesus be God Himself (and part of the Trinity) when he says "no one is good ...
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What prominent scholars and/or denominations hold to Matthean priority?

This question discusses the differences between Marcan priority and Matthean priority and asks about the arguments in favor of Matthean priority. My question is who holds and promotes this view. I ...
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Does the Catholic church consider Mark 16:9-20 to be biblical canon?

Many (but not all) scholars assert that Mark 16:9-20 was not present in the earliest manuscripts, and that instead it was added by later copyists. Does the Catholic Church consider these verses to be ...
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Were Malachi and Isaiah normally bound or grouped together?

This is probably not a surprised to scripture veterans, but noticed that Mark 1:2-3 is a quotation from two separate sources, Isaiah and Malachi, but it is ascribed only to Isaiah by the author of ...
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How does Catholic Church view the new school of thought on multiplication of bread by Jesus?

There is a school of thought going around that Jesus in fact did not multiply bread to feed the people who had gathered to listen to Him, but only prompted the faithful to share whatever eatables they ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses explain Mark 1:1–3?

Mark 1:1–3 from the NWT reads: The beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ, the Son of God: Just as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “(Look! I am sending my messenger ahead of you,* who ...
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Is this quote actually in the Gospel of Mark?

In a chapter heading to Tom Cheethams The World Inside Out: Henry Corbin & Islamic Myticism the following is quoted: He who believes a lot Experiences a lot -- Peasant woman from the Gospel of ...
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Why did Jesus groan and use spit while healing the deaf man? (Mark 7) [closed]

In today's reading Mark 7 says, He took him off by himself away from the crowd. He put his finger into the man's ears and, spitting, touched his tongue; then he looked up to heaven and groaned,...
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Why did Jesus not share the meanings of the parables? MARK 4:34 [duplicate]

In Mark 4:34 it says: "He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when He was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything." (NIV) My question is this: why did Jesus not ...
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From Catholic perspective, what is the meaning of the tearing of the veil at the death of Christ?

Matthew 27:51, And behold, the veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth quaked, rocks were split (NAB) Mark 15:38, The veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top ...
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is Adam no longer the son of God?

Luke 3:38 (KJV) states (emphasis added): which was the son of Enos, which was the son of seth, whcih was the son of Adam, which was the son of God" . The verse uses the past tense. Does that ...
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Who shall not taste of death? Matthew 16:28, Mark 9:1, Luke 9:27 [closed]

Matthew 16:28 says: Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. Mark 9:1 says: And he said unto them, ...
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Why was Jesus amazed by the Syrophoenician women's faith?

“First let the children eat all they want,” he told her, “for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” “Lord,” she replied, “even the dogs under the table eat the ...
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In view of Mark 9:1 why say the kingdom of God will come at Jesus' second coming?

And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.” (NIV) Jesus was in the presence of his followers ...
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Mark and Romans: are these the same Rufus?

In Mark 15:21 (KJV), the account reads: And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross. In Romans 16:13 (KJV), ...
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How did the man with leprosy come into the city?

Anyone with leprosy should stay outside the city until he is clean. Leviticus 13:46 He is to live by himself in a home outside the encampment. With reference with below verses, we see Jesus ...
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