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  • Concordia Commentary - Mark 1:1-8:26

Concordia Commentary - Mark 1:1-8:26

Article number: 156018
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by James W. Voelz

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The Reign of God has come in Jesus Christ, but in hiddenness, in humility, and in lowliness. In Mark 16:8, this commentary’s proposed final verse of the original Marcian manuscript, the disciples do not yet see the glorious, risen Christ. They only have the promise of a word given to them in the verse before. This, Voelz argues, serves as a fitting conclusion to the literary and theological trajectory of Mark. The primary evidence left for the disciples in Mark is the same Word of promise given to the faithful today: Christ is risen. Your sins are forgiven. Not through signs or wonders but through meticulous translation and analysis, Voelz unpacks the richness of the Law and Gospel in Mark


  • Guides for interpreting and teaching Christ’s parables
  • Analysis of Christ as an Elijah figure in Mark
  • Evidence of the possible oral presentation of Mark

Additional Essays

  • The Relationship between Mark and the Other Gospels
  • Hellenic and Semitic Linguistic Features in Mark
  • Mark’s Linguistic Usage for Literary Effect