Tony Burke on Secret Mark

Tony Burke on Secret Mark March 26, 2015

In the video above, Tony Burke talks about the Secret Gospel of Mark. See also his post on his blog about the latest episode of Finding Jesus and whether Jesus had a “secret brother.”

 

 

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  • Gary

    I guess I am naive. I like the Gnostic texts, because I like to read about what people thought and wrote about in 200AD. But i didn’t think there were actual real people that would believe the Gnostic texts today, other than academically. Mixing the academic with the inerrant (Gnostic) beliefs do indeed trivialize the academics.

  • John Thomas

    Thanks for letting me know more about Secret Gospel of Mark. Even though I had heard about it, I did not have the chance to read about it. It seems to me that as author of the work attributed to Clement of Alexandria says, that passage seems to fit well right after the verse Mark 10:32, “They were on their way up to Jerusalem”. That would explain why “disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid” right after that. It did not make sense to me before. The event also is very much similar to the raising of Lazarus in John’s account. I have read elsewhere that Lazarus is one of the contenders for “disciple whom Jesus loved” apart from John, Thomas and Mary Magdalene. But I did not understand where that came from.

  • John Thomas

    I just remembered that the incident in Mark 14:51-52 involving “a young man following Jesus with only a linen cloth around his naked body, who fled naked leaving behind his linen cloth when soldiers tried to seize him” also makes sense now with the part mentioned in Secret Gospel of Mark especially if he might be following Jesus after the event. I have always thought what is the significance of this man. The writer of gMark is the only one who mentions that incident. The writer of gMatthew does not mention it.

  • Gary

    Nothing to do directly with this post. But can’t help to be amazed that an old text can be verified to have knowledge that is potentially useful for us today.
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/31/health/anglo-saxon-potion-mrsa/index.html

  • Gary

    Watched the first 10 minutes of Dovekeepers last night. Talk about revisionist modifications of ancient texts. “Yet there was an ancient woman (Cote de Pablo looked pretty hot to me), and another who was of kin to Eleazar (another hotty), and superior to most women in prudence and learning, with five children, who had concealed themselves in caverns under ground…”. Poor Josephus must be turning over in his grave. Besides, how does that pigeon messenger service work from Moab to Masada. Inconceivable!