Mark 2 Jesus

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Although Mark is distinctly brief as it tells the story of Jesus’ life, the author spends a substantial amount of time discussing and preparing for the death of Jesus. Out of its 16 chapters Jesus clearly predicts his coming death three times as well as several other subtle references that the author of Mark carefully includes. As early in the text as Mark 2 Jesus alludes to his death, saying that “‘the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast’” (Mark 2:20). Jesus indicates he is the present bridegroom meaning it is not yet time for fasting, however there will soon be a day when the disciples will fast for they will no longer be with Jesus. Furthermore, in chapter 14 Jesus is essentially prepared for burial as the woman at Bethany anoints him with expensive perfume. The significance of this action was evidently not clear to those sitting with Jesus at that time as they criticized what the woman had done. As they are doing so, Jesus asks why they are bothering her, plainly stating that in pouring out her perfume she has prepared him for his burial (Mark 14:8). …show more content…

When Jesus’ disciples picked grain on the Sabbath the Pharisees questioned their actions, Jesus’ response is to tell them that the Sabbath is made for man and not the other way around. This distresses the Pharisees and they begin to plot out how they might kill him (Mark 3:6). Similarly, in two other situations Jesus is teaching seemingly radical ideas through the parable of the tenants (Mark 12:12) and as he clears the temple of vendors (Mark 11:18) as the leaders conspire to kill

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