Immediately . . .
Many scholars hold that the Gospel of Mark was originally designed to be delivered orally, in one sitting.
The word “immediately” shows up at regular intervals, and keeps the pace set–we rush from scene to scene, as the story of Jesus’ ministry, death and resurrection unfold.
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To get a feel for Mark’s Gospel, dive into Max McLean’s full length feature and imagine you are in Peter’s first century audience as he holds his listeners rapt.
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My passion for the Bible began when I was eight or nine years old, somewhere in there, when on occasion my dad would take me to synagogue, where he sang. I remember watching the men in synagogue pray the words of scripture, murmuring and weeping, lovingly touching and kissing the Torah, and I wished I could read what they were reading.
Imagine, then, my wonder when I was given a Bible of my own! Read more
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[above image: Portrait of St Mark from The Four Gospels, in classical Armenian, written on paper copied and illuminated by Abraham, the priest Asian Collection, Wellcome Library, London Keywords: gospels; apostles; Sacred Subjects; new testament | By https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/obf_images/10/34/9748e58c668b3a378a41f859b146.jpgGallery: https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/image/L0031107.htmlWellcome Collection gallery (2018-04-03): https://wellcomecollection.org/works/gy7j6zda CC-BY-4.0, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36044240%5D