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Priority of Mark

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The Gospel of Mark is shorter than the other Gospels and some of the grammar and theology is unique. There are also significant portions of Mark that are contained in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.


Synoptic Gospels

Part 2

II. The Priority of Mark

A. Length

1. Overall size is shorter.

2. Individual accounts are typically longer.

B. Grammar

1. Use of Historical Present

2. Use of Slang

a. Redundant expressions

b. Aramaic phrases

C. Theological Difficulties

1. Rich Young Ruler

2. Limiting Jesus' Power

3. Beside Himself

D. Agreement between Gospels

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