Gospel of Mark Week: 11-The Scribes

MARK 1:21, 22 Having seen how the Torah was viewed, we can now see why the scribes were so important. Someone had to tell everybody what was right and wrong for everyday living. After reading about how the scribes’ systems worked it is clear why Jesus’ teachings were so startling. To give this study [of [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 10-The Law

MARK 1:21, 22 It is important to understand what perspective the Jews had that they heard Jesus’ teachings as such a revelation … and not like the scribes. First we must look at how they viewed the Torah (the Law). To the Jews the most sacred thing in the world was the Torah, the Law. [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 9-The synagogue

MARK 1:21, 22 I read this and realized that I have a tendency to think of the synagogue as just the local version of a church with the Temple being the big “headquarters” in Jerusalem. Not so at all as William Barclay points out. There are certain basic differences between the synagogue and the church [Read More...]


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