Dating gospel of mark

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His approval of Jesus is the assurance that Jesus will fulfill his messianic mission of salvation.

* [–13] The same Spirit who descended on Jesus in his baptism now drives him into the desert for forty days.

* [] : for the various forms of skin disease, see Lv 13:1–50 and the note on Lv 13:2–4.

There are only two instances in the Old Testament in which God is shown to have cured a leper (Nm –15; 2 Kgs 5:1–14).

The narrative continues with events that evening (Mk –34; see notes on Mt –17) and the next day (Mk –39).

If the author of the Gospel of John were an eyewitness, presumably the author would have known that Jesus and his compatriots were permitted to enter the synagogues.The supposition that the author was one and the same with the beloved disciple is often advanced as a means of insuring that the evangelist did witness Jesus' ministry.Two other passages are advanced as evidence of the same - and . does not claim that the author was the one who witnessed the scene but only that the scene is related on the sound basis of eyewitness.But at one several points it is stated that those who acknowledged Jesus as the Christ during the life of Jesus were put out of the synagogue.This anachronism is inconceivable as the product of an eyewitness. The word aposynagogos is found three times in the gospel (, , 16:2).

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