Tag: Mark

Bible

What if John wrote first?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, the character Han Solo was confronted by an intimidating bounty hunter, Greedo. In the original cut of the film, Han shot Greedo before things could get out of hand. This fit with the anti-hero arc, Han was the scoundrel with a heart of gold. In later recuts of the …

Bible, Christianity

Jesus the Good Shepherd

Mark’s Jesus A common claim in New Testament studies is that Mark’s gospel must be first because it apparently contains the least developed understanding of Jesus, but John’s gospel was last because it clearly refers to Jesus’ divinity. The problem with this is that Mark’s gospel alludes to and presupposes Jesus’ divinity by what it …