Class Notes on Sacred History
Volume III: The Four Gospels
J. W. McGarvey (1893)
Table of Contents
- Part First. The Ministry of Jesus in Galilee. Mark 1:1-9:50.
- Part Second. Ministry of Jesus in Peræa and Judæa. Mark 10:1-16:20.
- Review: Part First.
- Review: Part Second.
- The Number of Days Represented in Mark.
THE MINISTRY OF JESUS IN GALILEE.
i. 1-ix. 50.
§ I. THE BAPTISM AND TEMPTATION OF JESUS. i. 1-13.
1. Brief Account of John's Ministry. i. 1-8.
- How is this, "the beginning of the gospel"? 1.
- Under what title is Jesus introduced? 1.
- Meaning of the passages quoted? 2, 3.
- Meaning of, "baptism of repentance unto remission of sins"? 4.
- How is. "all" here used? 5.
- Whose coming was he understood to predict? 7, 8, cf. 3.
- Why this account of John?
2. Jesus is Baptized. 9-11.
- What is omitted? Cf. Matt. iii. 13-17.
- What difference as to the voice from heaven?
- Did any but Jesus see the Spirit? 10.
3. Jesus is Tempted. 12, 13.
- What omitted? and what added? Cf. Matt. iv. 1-11.
- In what sense, "forty days tempted"?
- Why so much more brief in this section than in Matthew?
§ II. JESUS PREACHED ABOUT CAPERNAUM AND IN ALL
GALILEE. i. 14-45.
1. His First Preaching in Galilee. i. 14, 15.
- What time fulfilled?
- Why say, "repent ye, and believe"? 
2. He Calls Four Fishermen. 16-20.
- Inference from, "hired servants"? 20.
3. A Demon Expelled in the Synagogue. 21-28.
- Connection of remarks about his authority? 22, 27.
- Why the spirit called "unclean"?
- Why the convulsion and the outcry? 26.
4. Cures at Peter's House. 29-34.
- Where must this house have been? 29, 33, 21.
- Why wait till the sun was set? 32, cf. 21; Jno. v. 9, 10.
5. Departure Throughout Galilee. 35-39.
- Why go out so early for prayer? 35.
- Why the people seeking him so early?
- Why no response to their wishes?
6. A Leper Cleansed. 40-45.
- Why forbid him to speak of it? 44, cf. 45.
- Meaning of, "for thy cleansing"? 44.
§ III. DISCUSSIONS WITH PHARISEES. ii. 1-iii. 35.
1. About the Power to Forgive Sins. ii. 1-12.
- Why was Jesus in the city again? 1, 2, cf. i. 45.
- How did he see their faith? 5.
- Show the conclusiveness of his argument. 9-12.
2. About Eating with Publicans and Sinners. 13-17.
- Who was Levi? 14, cf. Matt. ix. 9.
- Was he a brother of the apostle James? 14, cf. iii. 18.
- What was the occasion of this feast? 
3. About Fasting. 18-22.
- Explain the figures here employed.
4. About Sabbath-breaking. ii. 23-iii. 6.
- Was Abiathar high priest at the time? ii. 26, cf. I. Sam. xxi. 1-6; xxii. 20-23.
- Who made the mistake; Jesus, or Mark, or some copyist?
- State and explain the points of defense.
- Why look upon them with anger? iii. 5.
- Why did they wish to destroy him? iii. 6.
- Why consult with Herodians? iii. 6.
5. Great Multitudes and Many Cares. iii. 7-12.
- What and where was Idumæa?
- Why forbid the testimony of the demons? 12.
6. The Twelve are Chosen. 13-19.
- State the double purpose of the choice. 14.
- Why give the name Peter to Simon? 16.
- Why the name Boanerges? 17, cf. Luke ix. 51-56.
7. About Casting Out Demons. 20-30.
- Into what house? 20.
- Why not able to eat?
- Why think him, "beside himself"? 21.
- Meaning of, "He hath Beelzebub"? 22.
- Show the forces of his answer. 23-27.
- In what sense shall all sins and blasphemies, but one, be forgiven? 28, 29.
- Why was their remark blasphemy against the Spirit? 29, cf. Matt. xii. 28.
8. About His Kindred. 31-35.
- What the purpose of his mother and brothers? 31, cf. 21.
- What prompted his remarks? 
§ IV. A SERIES OF PARABLES. iv. 1-34.
1. The Parable of the Sower. iv. 1-9.
- How did Jesus happen to have a boat at hand? 1, cf. iii. 9.
2. Why He Spoke in Parables, and the Parable Explained. 10-20.
- What the lesson of the parable?
3. Parable of the Lamp. 21-25.
- What the points of analogy?
4. Parable of the Seed. 26-29.
- Meaning of, "he knoweth not how"? 27.
- Points of analogy in the parable?
5. Parable of the Mustard Seed. 30-32.
- To what extent has the prediction in this parable been fulfilled?
6. Other Parables. 33, 34.
- How does this section compare with the parallel in Matthew? See Matt. xiii. 1-53.
- How does it compare as to its place in the narrative?
§ V. A SERIES OF MIRACLES. iv. 35-v. 43.
1. Stilling a Tempest. iv. 35-41.
- On what day? 35, 36, cf. 1, 2.
- In what connection does Matthew mention this miracle? Matt. viii. 14-27.
- What does this show as to the plans of the two narratives?
- What does Mark omit in connection with this incident? Matt. viii. 18-22.
- Why mention other boats? 36.
- Why in the stern? and what cushion? 38.
- Why say, "not yet"? 40.
- Why did they now fear? 41. 
2. A Legion of Demons Cast Out. v. 1-20.
- Explain the difference as to the place, and as to the number of demoniacs. 1, 2, cf. Matt. viii. 28.
- Why so strong and so wretched? 3-5.
- Why did he say "I" and then, "we"? 7, 9.
- Why object to being sent away? 10, cf. 7.
- Why wish to enter the swine? 12.
- Why could they not control the swine? 13.
- Why the request of the people? 17.
- Why that of the man? 18.
- Why was he sent to publish it? 19.
- What was Decapolis? 20.
3. A Ruler's Request. 21-24.
- Explain the difference as to the ruler's remark. 23, cf. Matt. ix. 18.
- What led to such an act in a synagogue ruler?
- What incident immediately preceded this? See Matt. ix. 1-18.
4. On the Way a Bloody Issue is Healed. 25-34.
- Why the woman's belief? 28.
- Why not openly ask Jesus to heal her?
- Why was the power exerted without the will of Jesus? 30.
- Why the woman's fear? 33, cf. 30, 32; Lev. xv. 2, 7.
- How did her faith make her whole? 34.
5. The Ruler's Daughter Raised from the Dead. 35-43.
- Why say, "Fear not, only believe"? 36.
- How many persons in the room? and why no more? 40.
- Why such amazement? 42.
- Why give her something to eat? 43.
- General difference between Matthew and Mark in the treatment of these miracles? Cf. Matt. viii. 1-ix. 34. 
§ VI. OPINIONS ABOUT JESUS, AND OTHER MIRACLES. vi. 1-56.
1. Opinions of the Nazarenes. vi. 1-6.
- What admitted in their questions? 2.
- What his former occupation? 3.
- Why could he do so few miracles there? 5.
2. First Mission of the Apostles. 7-13.
- Why, "by two and two"? 7.
- Why anoint with oil? 13.
3. The Opinions of Herod and Others. 14-29.
- How long was this after the death of John?
- Why was Herod perplexed by John's preaching? 20.
- Why did he hear him "gladly"?
- Why called, "a convenient" day? 21.
4. The Apostles Return and Five Thousand Men are Fed. 30-44.
- Why did they need rest? 31.
- State all the causes of the great excitement. 31, cf. Matt. xiv. 12, 13.
- How could there be green grass in the desert? 39, cf. 32.
- What was the season?
- Why seated in ranks? 40.
- What opinion of Jesus had these people?
5. Jesus Walks on the Sea. 45-52.
- What is omitted? See Matt. xiv. 22-33.
- In what sense was their heart hardened? 52.
6. Cures in Gennesaret. 53-56.
- What was the opinion of these people? 
§ VII. DISCUSSIONS ABOUT TRADITION. vii. 1-23.
1. Occasion of the Discussion. vii. 1-4.
- What difference in the washings mentioned? 3, 4.
2. The Question and Answer. 5-13.
- Was the Corban actually given to God?
3. An Explanation to the Multitude. 14-16.
- Why given to them rather than to the inquirers?
4. An Explanation to the Disciples. 17-23.
- Why think his remark a parable? 17.
- What kind of defilement?
§ VIII. A TOUR TO PHOENICIA AND DECAPOLIS. vii. 24-viii. 13.
1. Cure of a Gentile Woman's Daughter. vii. 24-30.
- Why wish no man to know it? 24.
- How did the woman know it? 25.
- Explain her nationality. 26, cf. Matt. xv. 22.
2. A Deaf Stammerer Cured in Decapolis. 31-37.
- What journey just made? 31.
- Why did he spit? 33.
- What difference here from Matthew? Cf. Matt. xv. 29-31.
3. Four Thousand Fed in Decapolis. viii. 1-9.
- What change in these people? and why? Cf. v. 17, 20.
4. A Sign Demanded in Dalmanutha. 10-13.
- Where was Dalmanutha? 10, cf. Matt. xv. 39.
- What kind of sign referred to? 
§ IX. A TOUR TO CÆSAREA PHILIPPI. viii. 14-ix. 50.
1. A Warning against the Pharisees and Herod. viii. 14-21.
- If they, "forgot to take bread" how did they have, "one loaf"? 14.
- Why say, "the leaven of Herod"? 15, cf. Matt. xvi. 6.
- In what sense their, "heart hardened"? 17, cf. vi. 52.
2. A Blind Man Healed at Bethsaida. 22-26.
- What Bethsaida is this? 22, cf. 10, 13; L. of B., 327.
- Was the first attempt a failure? 24.
- Why so private about it? 23, 26, cf. vii. 24.
3. A Conversation near Cæsarea Philippi. 27-33.
- What striking differences between Matthew and Mark at this point? Cf. Matt. xvi. 13-23.
4. The Necessity for Self-Denial. viii. 34-ix. 1.
- What multitude did he call? viii. 34.
- Explain the play upon the word "life."
- Meaning of, "the kingdom of God come with power"? ix. 1.
5. The Transfiguration. ix. 2-13.
- What the merit of Peter's proposal? 5, 6.
- Why not know what was meant by rising from the dead?
6. An Obstinate Demon Cast Out. 14-29.
- What were the scribes questioning about? 14.
- Why were the multitude amazed? 15.
- Meaning of the father's answer? 24.
- Why say, "This kind"? 29.
- Cause of the failure? 29, cf. Matt. xvii. 20. 
7. Private Journey through Galilee, and Second Prediction of
His Death. 30-32.
- Why wish none to know it? 30, cf. vii. 24; viii. 23, 26; Jno. vii. 1-4.
- Why not understand the saying? 32.
8. Dispute as to Who Should be Greatest. 33-37.
- What was the journey through Galilee? 33, cf. 30, 2.
- How did the conversation begin? 33, cf. Matt. xviii. 1.
- Meaning of, "receive one of such little children"? 37.
9. John's Jealousy Rebuked. 38-50.
- Who was the man? 38, 39.
- Why speak here of causing believers to stumble? 42, cf. 38.
- Explain the remark about the hand, the foot and the eye. 43-47.
- Meaning of, "salted with fire"? 49.
- Who to be thus salted? 49, cf. 43, 45, 47. 
MINISTRY OF JESUS IN PERÆA AND JUDÆA.
x. 1-xvi. 20.
§ I. CONVERSATIONS IN PERÆA. x. 1-45.
1. A Question about Divorce. x. 1-45.
- In what sense, "tempting him"? 2.
- Combine the items of this conversation with those given in Matthew. See Matt. xix. 1-12.
2. Remarks about Little Children. 13-16.
- How is the kingdom of such? 14.
3. How to Obtain Eternal Life. 17-22.
- Why did the man run, and kneel? 17.
- Why say, "None is good" but God? 18.
- Why did Jesus love him? 21.
- State all that was required of him. 21.
- Why sorrowful and not angry? 22.
4. About the Danger of Riches. 23-27.
- What the point of danger? 24.
5. The Reward of Self-Denial. 28-31.
- What is omitted? See Matt. xix. 17-30.
- In what form the hundredfold received? 30.
- Why add, "with persecutions"? 30.
6. Third Prediction of Death. 32-34.
- Why amazed and afraid at going to Jerusalem? 32, cf. Jno. xi. 7-10, 16.
- How does this prediction compare with the fulfillment? 
7. An Ambitious Request of James and John. 35-45.
- How did they present their request? 35, cf. Matt. xx. 20.
- What the baptism, and why so called? 38, 39.
- Why the indignation? 41.
- Why this sin rebuked so often?
§ II. JOURNEY FROM PERÆA TO JERUSALEM. x. 46-xi. 11.
1. Blind Bartimæus Healed. x. 46-52.
- Why come to Jericho? 46, cf. 32.
- Why not mention the other beggar? See Matt. xx. 29, 30.
- Why cast away his garment? 50.
- Which way did he go, when told to go his way? 52.
- Inference from this?
2. The Public Entry into Jerusalem. xi. 1-10.
- Why speak only of the colt? 2, 7, cf. Matt. xxi. 1-5.
- Why say, "the kingdom of our father David"? 10.
- Meaning of Hosanna?
3. A View of the Temple and Return to Bethany. 11.
- At what time of day did he enter the temple?
- Why to Bethany with the twelve? See Jno. xi. 1-3, 43.
§ III. INCIDENTS AND DISCUSSIONS IN JERUSALEM. xi. 12-xii. 44.
1. A Barren Fig Tree Cursed. xi. 12-14.
- Why not know whether there was fruit? 13.
- How could he hope for figs before the season?
- Why the leaves so forward?
2. Profaners of the Temple Expelled. 15-19.
- What the excuse for trading in the temple? 15.
- What for  carrying vessels through it? 16.
- How, "a den of robbers"? 17.
- Why wish to destroy him? 18.
- Whither did he go every evening? 19, cf. 11.
3. The Fig Tree Found Withered. 20-25.
- What could cause a tree to wither to the roots so soon? 20, cf. 12.
- Why not see it as they went out the evening before? L. of B., 232.
- What limit to the promise in 24?
- Why the precept here about forgiving? 25.
- Difference from Matthew in this and last two paragraphs? Cf. Matt. xxi. 12-22.
4. The Authority of Jesus Demanded. 27-33.
- Who the chief priests, scribes, and elders? 27.
- What did their question imply? 28.
- What the effect of this discussion on the by-standers?
5. Parable of the Vine-dressers. xii. 1-12.
- Why say, "a servant"? 2, 4, 5, cf. Matt. xxi. 34-36.
- How could they see that the parable was against them? 12.
- Why leave him? 12, cf. xii. 13.
6. A Question about Tribute to Cæsar. 13-17.
- Why send Herodians? 13.
- What Pharisees were sent? See Matt. xxii. 16.
- Why did they marvel? 17.
7. A Question about the Resurrection. 18-27.
- Why say, "in the book of Moses"? 26.
- Why say, "in the place concerning the Bush"? 26. 
8. About the Greatest Commandment. 28-34.
- Why none greater than these? 31.
- Why the scribe's response? 32.
- Why was he not far from the kingdom?
- What was he besides a scribe? Matt. xxii. 35.
9. A Question about the Christ. 35-37.
- Did Jesus think David the author of the psalm quoted?
- Did he think him inspired?
- Why did the common people hear more gladly than others? 37.
10. Ostentation and Avarice of the Scribes Denounced.
- How devour widows' houses? 40.
- Why were their prayers long? 40.
- Difference from Matthew? Cf. Matt. xxiii. 1-39.
11. The Widow's Contribution. 41-44.
- What law was being observed? Deut. xvi. 16, 17.
- What was the coin, and its value? 42.
- In what sense did she cast in more than the others?
§ IV. THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE AND THE
SECOND COMING FORETOLD. xiii. 1-37.
1. Occasion of the Prediction. xiii. 1-4.
- Where were the other disciples? 3, 4.
2. The Beginning of Trouble. 5-8.
3. Persecutions to Occur. 9-13.
- Why "beaten" in synagogues? 9.
- Meaning of, "not ye  that speak, but the Holy Spirit"? 11.
- Meaning of, "hated" "for my name's sake"? 13.
4. The Last Sign and the Order for Flight. 14-23.
- What the purpose of this prediction?
5. The Second Coming of the Son of Man. 24-27.
- Is the language concerning the sun, moon and stars literal?
- Into what place shall the elect be gathered? 27.
6. Parable of the Fig Tree. 28-31.
- When ye see what things? 29.
- What things accomplished? 30.
7. The Day of the Coming Unknown. 32-37.
- Meaning of, "find you sleeping"? 36.
- How does Mark report of this prediction compare with Matthew's? Matt. xxiv. 1-xxv. 46.
§ V. PLOTS AND PREPARATIONS FOR THE DEATH OF JESUS.
1. A Plot of the Priests and Scribes. xiv. 1, 2.
2. Jesus is Anointed for Burial. 3-9.
- Why break the cruse? 3.
- Value of the ointment in our money? 5.
- How could she afford such ointment?
- Point in the remark, "she hath done what she could"?
3. Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus. 10, 11.
- Why were they glad? 11.
- Did they merely promise the money? or did they give it? 11, cf. Matt. xxvi. 15. 
4. The Paschal Supper is Prepared. 12-17.
- Why called, "the first day of unleavened bread"? 12, cf. Ex. xii. 18.
- What foreknowledge here exhibited? 13-15.
§ VI. INCIDENTS AT THE SUPPER AND IN GETHSEMANE.
1. The Betrayal Predicted. xiv. 18-21.
- Was Judas sitting near Jesus? 20.
- Why the woe pronounced?
2. The Lord's Supper Instituted. 22-26.
- Did he drink of the cup? 25.
3. The Denial Foretold. 27-31.
- Difference from Matthew as to the cock-crowing? 30, cf. Matt. xxvi. 31-35.
4. The Agony in Gethsemane. 32-42.
- What new item? 40, cf. Matt. xxvi. 36-46.
5. The Arrest. 43-52.
- Was the young man one of the twelve? 51.
- Why was he clothed in that way?
§ VII. THE TRIAL OF JESUS. xiv. 53-xv. 15.
1. He is Condemned by the Sanhedrim. xiv. 53-65.
2. Peter Denies His Lord. 66-72.
- Did he hear the first crowing? 68, 72.
3. Jesus is Accused before Pilate. xv. 1-5.
- Why a consultation held? 1.
- Why did Jesus answer nothing? 5.
- Why did Pilate marvel at this? 5. 
4. Barabbas is Preferred to Jesus. 6-15.
- How were the people persuaded? 11.
- Pilate's motive? 15.
§ VIII. THE CRUCIFIXION AND BURIAL. xv. 16-47.
1. Jesus is Mocked by the Soldiers. xv. 16-20.
- What was the Prætorium? 16.
2. He is Led Forth and Crucified. 21-28.
- Who were Alexander and Rufus? 21.
- Explains the difference as to the drink. 23, cf. Matt. xxvii. 34.
- What time of day? 25.
3. He is Reviled by the People. 29-32.
- What arguments implied in their remarks?
4. The Darkness and the End. 33-38.
- Meaning of, "Let be," etc.? 36, cf. Matt. xxvii. 49.
5. The Centurion and the Women. 39-41.
- Who was Salome? 40, cf. Matt. xxvii. 56.
- How many women in all? 40, 41.
- In what way had they ministered to Jesus?
6. The Burial. 42-47.
- What "Preparation" was it? 42.
- Was it appointed in the law?
- Why say, "he boldly went in"? 43.
- Why did Pilate marvel? 44.
- Why only two of the women at the tomb? 47.
§ IX. THE RESURRECTION, THE COMMISSION AND THE
ASCENSION. xvi. 1-20.
1. The Women Visit the Sepulchre. xvi. 1-8.
- Why so late reaching the tomb? 2, cf. 1.
- What time did they start? See Matt. xxviii. 1.
- Did they know there had been  a guard at the tomb? 3.
- Did they see the angel roll the stone away? 4, 5.
- Did they tell the disciples, as directed? 8.
- Why say, "tell his disciples and Peter"? 7.
2. Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene. 9-11.
- How could he appear to her before he did to the other women? 9, cf. 1.
- Why did they disbelieve? 11.
3. He Appears to Two in the Country. 12, 13.
- How, "in another form"? See Luke xxiv. 16.
- Why were not these two believed? Cf. Luke xxiv. 33-35.
4. He Appears to the Eleven and Gives Them Their
- Are there two appearances, or only one, referred to in this paragraph? xvi. 14, 19, cf. Luke xxiv. 36-43.
- In what sense, "shall be saved"? 16.
- In what sense "condemned"? 16.
- Is it promised that every believer shall work the signs? 17, 18.
- Is it promised that the signs shall follow believers always?
- What was the fulfilment of this promise? 20.
5. The Ascension. 19, 20.
- How did Mark learn that Jesus sat down at the right hand of God? 19. See Acts ii. 32-35.
- How know that it was He who worked the signs? 20.
- What indication here as to the date of this Gospel? 20.
- What of the genuineness of xvi. 9-20? See 9, margin. 
REVIEW OF MARK.
- What is the subject and what the extent of Part First?
- What the subjects of the section?
- How does Mark introduce Jesus?
- What events are mentioned in this section? and why these?
- Why are the accounts of these so abbreviated?
- What was the substance of the first preaching in Galilee?
- Who were the first followers of Jesus? and how obtained?
- What impression was made by the first expulsion of a demon?
- What the effect of cleansing the first leper?
- What is noted at this time of the prayerfulness of Jesus?
- What power over sin did Jesus claim? and how did he proved that he possessed it?
- Did he forgive the sins of any other mentioned by Matthew or Mark?
- What charges against Jesus are mentioned in this section? and how did he answer them?
- How did he proceed in selecting the twelve?
- What lesson did he teach respecting his kindred?
- What is the chief difference between Matthew and Mark in the section on parables?
- How many parables in both combined?
- In the section on miracles, how many of Matthew's does Mark report?
- What difference in the treatment of those given?
- What difference in the order of introducing the miracles  and the parables?
- What learned about demons from the account of the legion? See Mark, Part I, § V; Matthew, Part II, § III.
- What opinions concerning Jesus are indicated in this section?
- Why form these opinions rather than the true one?
- Trace all the causes of John's death.
- State the causes which led to feeding the five thousand.
- State the position of the Pharisees on tradition.
- How was tradition regarded by Jesus?
- Explain the word "washings" as here used.
- Why did the disciples think his remarks a parable?
- Name the events on the tour to Phoenicia and Decapolis.
- How did the Syrophoenician show great faith?
- State the place and circumstances of feeding the four thousand.
- State the events on the tour to Cæsarea Philippi.
- Which of these is peculiar to Mark? Cf. Matt. xv. 21; xvii. 23.
- What was the leaven of Herod?
- Why a second attempt in healing the blind man?
- When the first and the second predictions of his death?
- What do we learn from the Transfiguration?
- Subject and extent of this Part?
- Subjects of the sections?
- What events in Peræa are mentioned by Mark?
- Give the whole conversation about divorce in the natural order of the remarks. x. 1-12; Matt. xix. 1-12.
- What is the point of danger  in riches?
- When and where was the third prediction of his death?
- What did the disciples think of it?
- What conception of the kingdom had James and John?
- Explain the remark about a cup and a baptism.
- Why does Mark mention only one blind man healed at Jericho?
- At what time of day did Jesus enter the temple, and what did he do there?
- Where was his lodging place?
- Give in full the account of the barren fig tree.
- What uses of the temple court did Jesus condemn? and why?
- Show what effect the discussion about his authority must have had.
- Who were chief priests, scribes, and elders?
- What other questions were put to Jesus that day? and what his answers?
- What remark did he make concerning the author of the last question? and why?
- Why could his opponents not answer his question?
- What is implied as to David in this question?
- How did the scribes exhibit ostentation?
- How did they devour widow's houses?
- What standard of liberality did Jesus set forth?
- What occasioned the prophetic discourse in this section?
- What the practical purpose of the signs preceding the destruction of the temple?
- Could the disciples have expected the second coming to precede the fall of the temple?
- Did this discourse allow them to expect the second coming at the time of the fall?
- Could they have formed any definite opinion as to  when it would occur?
- Did the language allow them to expect it in their own life-time?
- Name separately the plots and the preparations mentioned in this section.
- How could Mark call the day the lamb was killed, "the first day of unleavened bread"?
- Name the incidents at the supper and in Gethsemane.
- What piece of information not found in Matthew?
- On what grounds was Jesus condemned by the Sanhedrim and sentenced by Pilate?
- What was his defense? and why?
- Why was choice offered between Barabbas and Jesus?
- How does Mark designate the man who carried the cross of Jesus? and why?
- At what hour does he fix the time of the crucifixion?
- What women were present?
- Why they, rather than the male disciples?
- What title does Mark give to the day of the crucifixion? and why?
- Should Pilate's doubt whether Jesus was dead throw any doubt on it with us?
- State and explain the difference between Mark and Matthew as to the visit of the women to the tomb.
- To whom did Jesus first appear?
- How could this be?
- How did he appear, "in another form" to the two in the country?
- Show that there are two appearances to the eleven in Mark's account.
- Explain the commission.
- Why has it a different form from that in Matthew?
- By whom, and how long were the signs to be wrought?
- How late must Mark's Gospel have been written? 
THE NUMBER OF DAYS REPRESENTED IN MARK.
Days John's speech. i. 7, 8, 1 Baptism of Jesus. 9-11, 1 Temptation of Jesus. 12, 13, 40 Call of the fishermen. 16-20, 1 Healing in Capernaum. 21-34, 1 Healing the first leper. 40-42, 1 Healing the paralytic. ii. 1-12, 1 Calling Levi, and discussion. 14-18, 1 Plucking grain and healing withered hand. ii. 23; iii. 1, 1 Great crowds, and selection of the twelve. iii. 7, 13, 20, 31, 1 From speech in parables to raising ruler's daughter. iv. 1, 2, 35; v. 21, 23, 1 At Nazareth. vi. 1, 1 Sending the twelve. 7, 1 Herod's opinion, and death of John. 14, 16-29, 2 Feeding five thousand and return. 30-51, 2 Discussion on tradition. vii. 1, 2, 1 Healing Syrophoenician's daughter. 24-30, 1 Work in Decapolis. vii. 31; viii. 2, 3, 3 Sign from heaven and journey to Bethsaida. viii. 11, 13, 22, 1 Conversation at Cæsarea Philippi. 27, 2 Transfiguration and obstinate demon. ix. 2, 9, 14, 1 Second prediction of death. 30, 31, 1 Dispute about greatness and John's jealousy. 33, 38, 1 About divorce, infants and riches. x. 1, 13, 17, 1 Third prediction of death. 22-34, 1 Request of James and John. 35, 1 Blind Bartimæus. 46, 1 From public entry to crucifixion. xi. 11-xiv. 17, 5 Resurrection scenes. xvi. 2, 9, 12, 14, 19, 2 --- Total 78 Less the days of temptation 40 --- Total of other incidents 38
- What inference from these figures as to the plan of the book?