The Real Author of the Gospel of Mark

Since Mark was not one of the disciples, why did Mark write a gospel?  Was this Mark's gospel or the gospel of another disciple?  Who is real author behind the gospel of Mark?Whose Gospel is This? Some years ago the Gospel of Mark was a mystery to me.  I looked at a list of the disciples who were with Jesus during His earthly ministry and I couldn’t find a disciple called Mark.  Why then is there a Gospel of Mark?  Who was Mark and why did he have a gospel named after him?   The actual Mark … [Read more...]

What is the Purpose Behind the Gospel of Mark? – A Bible Study

Why did Mark write the gospel bearing his own name?  What audience was he writing to?  What was the purpose for the gospel of Mark?Who was Mark? Mark is really John Mark as John is his Jewish name while Mark was his Latin name. Mark was a very young man, perhaps even a teenager, when he began to follow Christ.  Peter is believed to have been his mentor after Christ ascended into heaven.  Mark was also known as John Mark and sometimes referred to as John Marcus and was apparently the nephew o … [Read more...]