AUTHOR: Grant R. Osborne
PUBLISHER: Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2014, (352 pages).
1) What did Jesus do?
2) Who is Jesus?
Believing the Mark is the oldest of the four gospels, Osborne treats the existence of Q is more as tradition rather than an "actual document." As far as we are concerned, the key theme in Mark is discipleship.
This commentary follows the regular format of:
- Big Idea
- Key Themes
- Understanding the Text
- Teaching the Text
- Illustrating the Text
I appreciate Grant paying some attention to the last part of Mark where scholars are divided on whether Mark 16:9-20 are part of the originals or not. He grounds his conclusions on a literary level rather than an archaeological level and provides his reasons for doing so based on a similar experience he had with Matthew 28:9-10.
Rating: 4.75 stars of 5.
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