Category Archives: Mark

An Unexpected Exit in Mark 14:51–52

By | March 21, 2016

“And a young man followed him, with nothing but a linen cloth about his body. And they seized him, but he left the linen cloth and ran away naked” (Mark 14:51–52). Who is the naked man in Mark 14:51–52, and why did Mark include this interesting episode in his Gospel? Similar to how the apostle… Read More »

Prophecy: To Be Continued . . .

By | January 25, 2016

Mark 13:11 promises that followers of Jesus will be given words by the Spirit to speak when they stand before civil and religious authorities in the context of persecution. Below is but a brief theological explanation as to why this promise is not for us today but for those in the Tribulation, a time of… Read More »

A Description of the Signs and Coming of Jesus from the Parallel Accounts of the Olivet Discourse

By | January 21, 2016

The parallel passages described together below are Matthew 24–25, Mark 13:1–37, and Luke 21:5–36. Matthew adds a number of parables to the section that are not recorded in Mark or Luke, and Luke gives a number of details that are not recorded in Matthew or Mark. Matthew 24:1–3; Mark 13:1–4; Luke 21:5–7 The disciples pointed… Read More »

An Overview of Mark 13:1–37

By | January 18, 2016

From Mark itself and no cross-references, here are my own notes in breaking apart and understanding Mark 13 as a whole. Jesus foretold the destruction of the temple (Mark 13:1–2), provoking two questions by four of the disciples about the timing of the final judgment: “when will these things be, and what will be the… Read More »