The Gospel of Mark Paperback

A Commentary

by Francis J. Moloney;

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The Gospel of Mark

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"An accessible commentary by a great teacher. It combines historical and literary insights in a masterful way."--Adela Yarbro Collins, Yale Divinity School

The Gospel of Mark, addressed to an early Christian community perplexed by failure and suffering, presents Jesus as suffering Messiah and Son of God. Recognizing that failure and suffering continue to perplex Christians today, world-renowned New Testament scholar and theologian Francis Moloney marries the rich contributions of traditional historical scholarship with the contemporary approach to the Gospels as narrative.

Now in paperback, this commentary combines the highest-level scholarship with pastoral sensitivity. It offers an accessible and thoughtful reading of Mark's narrative to bring the Gospel's story to life for contemporary readers.

The Gospel of Mark by Francis J. Moloney was published by Baker in July 2012. The ISBN for The Gospel of Mark is 9780801048418.

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1. Introduction to the Gospel of Mark
Section 1
Prologue: Mark 1:1-13
2. The Prologue (Mark 1:1-13)
Section 2
The Mystery of Jesus: Mark 1:14-8:30
3. Jesus and Israel (Mark 1:14-3:6)
4. Jesus and His New Family (Mark 3:7-6:6a)
5. Jesus and the Disciples (Mark 6:6b-8:30)
Section 3
Jesus, the Son of Man and Son of God: Mark 8:31-15:47
6. Jesus and the Disciples Journey to Jerusalem (Mark 8:31-10:52)
7. Endings in Jerusalem (Mark 11:1-13:37)
8. The Passion of Jesus (Mark 14:1-15:47)
Section 4
Epilogue: Mark 16:1-8
9. The Epilogue (Mark 16:1-8)
10. The Appendix (Mark 16:9-20)


"Fr. Francis J. Moloney has given us a fine commentary on Mark that works on a number of different levels and therefore will be of use to a number of different audiences. The main part of the commentary, intelligible to any educated lay reader, sticks close to the text and story of Mark as it stands, providing a good sense of the overall story of Mark, with its own peculiar language, tone, structure, and theology. The numerous footnotes provide the more advanced reader with discussions of more detailed questions of history, traditions, sources, and modern-day debates among scholars. In sum, Fr. Moloney shows himself to be a first-class scholar and teacher."--John P. Meier, professor of theology, University of Notre Dame

"Moloney has provided the same detailed and thoughtful reading of Mark's narrative that scholars familiar with his earlier work on John would expect. He incorporates the latest results of modern scholarship to show how carefully the evangelist has crafted a narrative out of earlier Jesus traditions. Based on the Greek text, this book provides a study of the Gospel for pastors, seminary students, and intermediate-level students."--Pheme Perkins, professor of theology, Boston College

"In his major commentary, F. J. Moloney succeeds in interpreting Mark's Gospel at the highest scholarly level and also in a way that will be comprehensible to general readers. Moloney is one of those rare exegetes who is thoroughly familiar with the specialized literature on both sides of the Atlantic, so that this ranks as a truly 'international' commentary."--Udo Schnelle, professor of New Testament, University of Halle, Germany

"Francis Moloney has written an insightful commentary on the Gospel of Mark that will serve readers well--scholars and laity alike. Readers are treated to judicious treatment of important issues and troublesome passages. Moloney has a knack for clarifying Mark's goals and theological interests. This commentary is highly recommended."--Craig A. Evans, Payzant Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies, Acadia Divinity College

"Here is an accessible commentary by a great teacher. It combines historical and literary insights in a masterful way."--Adela Yarbro Collins, Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation, Yale Divinity School

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Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBaker (July 2012)
Number of Pages416
Thickness25 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4042786
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