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MARKS THEOLOGY REFLECTED IN WRITING Mark and the other evangelists used basically five ways to change edit or enhance Jesus sayings to reflect their own views of Christianity According to the Five Gospels Book plagiarism and changing of writing was not a crime but actually very common Marks time Besides Mark never knew Jesus first-hand he somehow had to make a story from basically Hearsay Mark groups different parables and sayings of Jesus by topic making a false impression that these things happened in order This may have little effect on changing the meaning of the lesson however it illustrates the fact that Mark was trying to author a readable story for people rather than a book of facts The best example would be in Mark 1017-31 Jesus Counsel to the Rich Parable of The Camel and the Eye of a Needle It is doubtful that these things happened at the same time however they are GREY in The Five Gospels anyway and probably didnt happen as Mark describes This brings us to Marks writing style Mark seems to tack-on sentences to Jesus teachings to make themmore Christian This really changes the meaning more than any other tactic Who knows what Mark may have edited-out to accomplish what he wanted to impress upon his readers In this he tries to interpret the meaning of Jesus actions and does this in a misleadingway For example Mark 219 Jesus regarding Fasting Jesus makes a strong statement against importance to fasting but Mark in 220 tags on But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them and they will fast in those days This blatantly shows that Mark held higher regard for the Old Traditions of Fasting rather than Jesus new teachings This is also an example of ChristianizingJesus according to traditions that have already earned respect from Jews in their tradition Wow this is starting to sound like a
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