Questions tagged [mark]

Used for questions about Mark the Evangelist, the author of the Gospel of Mark, or John Mark, Paul's assistant. Questions about the Gospel of Mark should be tagged "gospel-of-mark".

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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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Mark’s father’s name

Who was Mark's (or John Mark's) father in the Gospel and what was his name. His mother’s name was Mary. Where can I find the name of Mark’s father mentioned in the bible, if at all?
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According to Catholics (and Mark 7:19) what happens to Jesus' flesh after it is ingested? [duplicate]

According to a commentary by Thomas Aquinas, [pita] bread (and I suppose those extremely leavened (aerated) wafers) become "the indestructible flesh of God, the Son": ...The food that sustains the ...
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Does Paul in 2 Corinthians 6:14 contradict Jesus in Mark 2:17?

When Paul says: "Don’t become partners with those who do not believe. For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness? What ...
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According to the Catholic Church, why did Jesus walk on water?

Why did Jesus walk on water? In the gospel of Mark we see Jesus walking on water, but why? Is He fulfilling the law? He could have been walking on clouds or flying like an angel around them or any ...
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First Peter, 5:13 mentions "Mark, my son." [closed]

Since Peter was married, and children were normal, and that he stayed with Mark's mother when he was in town, I think the chance is at least fair that this is a plain statement. Add to that Paul's ...
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Were the names Matthew, Mark, Luke and John common in the time of Jesus?

Were the names Matthew, Mark, Luke and John common names in the time of Jesus? If not, what were their real names and why were they changed?
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Did Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John write anything other than the Gospels?

Currently I'm studying Youth Ministry and have a New Testament class that has been challenging. One of the tips for understanding an author better is to read everything they've written. Have these ...
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How were the authors of the four gospels literate?

I'm curious how the authors of the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) actually knew how to write. They were fishermen and simple people, and very few people knew how to write back then. ...
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Who Were Mark and Luke?

From Luke 6:13–16 (NIV): When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles: Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, ...