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The Book of MarkAn Essay for Humanities CoursesThat Treat The Bible As A Historical DocumentPART A MARKS THEOLOGY REFLECTED IN WRITING Mark and the other evangelists used basically five ways to change edit or enhanceJesus sayings to reflect their own views of Christianity According to the Five GospelsBook plagiarism and changing of writing was not a crime but actually very common Markstime Besides Mark never knew Jesus first-hand he somehow had to make a story frombasically Hearsay Mark groups different parables and sayings of Jesus by topic making a falseimpression that these things happened in order This may have little effect on changing themeaning of the lesson however it illustrates the fact that Mark was trying to author areadable story for people rather than a book of facts The best example would be inMark 1017-31 Jesus Counsel to the Rich Parable of The Camel and the Eye of aNeedle It is doubtful that these things happened at the same time however they areGREY in The Five Gospels anyway and probably didnt happen as Mark describes Thisbrings us to Marks writing style Mark seems to tack-on sentences to Jesus teachings to make them moreChristian This really changes the meaning more than any other tactic Who knows whatMark may have edited-out to accomplish what he wanted to impress upon his readers Inthis he tries to interpret the meaning of Jesus actions and does this in a misleading way For example Mark 219 Jesus regarding Fasting Jesus makes a strong statement againstimportance to fasting but Mark in 220 tags on But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away
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