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Strauss Believes Mark's Structure Isn't What You Think it Is

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9780310243588Mark Strauss, author of a new Mark commentary (ZECNT) believes Mark's gospel is a powerful one, not only theologically but literarily.

"Mark isn't just a collection of sayings and events of Jesus' life—kind of patched together." Instead, "from beginning to end it draws the reader in, creates a mystery picture of who Jesus is, and the drives home key answers along the way."

Mark's gospel is so compelling because of its structure. Yet Strauss explains the thematic structure many of us have come to know—where Mark 8 is a turning point in Jesus' journey—isn't what we think it is.

He insists "we need to think of Mark's gospel as structured theologically, rather than geographically." This is one of Strauss's unique contributions to Markan studies.

Watch Strauss explain how his view of Mark's structure will benefit your study and teaching of Mark's gospel, and be sure to add it to your library today.

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