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The Gospel of Mark


Place and Time of Writing

Unique Characteristics



Details about the Gospel of Mark

1. Jesus seems to be in a hurry

2. Miracles are numerous in the Gospel of Mark


Timeline up to the Gospel of Mark

Year Event
63 B.C. Romans conquer Israel.
27 B.C. Pax Romana began and lasted until 180.
4 B.C. Jesus born.
All dates after this are A.D. ["c." means "about"]
c.27 Jesus baptized.
c.30 Jesus crucified, buried, rose from the dead, and ascended to heaven.
64 Fire in Rome and Christians persecuted by Emperor Nero; Peter crucified upside down and Paul beheaded.
c.67 Gospel of Mark written.
70 Temple in Jerusalem destroyed by Romans (it has not been rebuilt).
c.80 Gospel of Matthew written.
95 Persecution by Emperor Domitian; Apostle John exiled on island of Patmos where he wrote Revelation.
96 Emperor Domitian died; Apostle John probably moved to Ephesus.
c.100 Apostle John died; he was the last Apostle to die.
390's NT canon "closed" at Councils of Hippo (393) and Carthage (397).
1200's Chapters added to the NT.
1500's Verses added to the NT.

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