BIBL 652

The Gospel of Mark

Course Description

Mark, believed to be the earliest of the gospels, is known primarily for its brevity and simplicity–a reputation that has occasionally led to scholarly neglect. Recent scholarship, however, has come to appreciate that Mark’s deceptively straightforward approach veils a work of power and rich subtlety. Scholarly rehabilitation of Jesus’s long-ignored Jewishness and careful exploration of Markan themes reveals a remarkably high Christology–equal to anything found in John–dating back to the earliest tellings of the gospel. Join us for this careful exegetical study of Mark to gain a deeper understanding of this vital book and its significance in the modern world.

Dates May 15–May 19
Days & Times Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Format Onsite/Online
Credit Hours 3
Audit Hours 2



Rikk Watts

Research Professor of New Testament

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Recommended: BIBL 501, BIBL 502, BIBL 503, and LANG 500 or LANG 550, LANG 551

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