Dating gospel of mark
He remained outside in deserted places, and people kept coming to him from everywhere. * [1:1–13] The prologue of the Gospel according to Mark begins with the title (Mk 1:1) followed by three events preparatory to Jesus’ preaching: (1) the appearance in the Judean wilderness of John, baptizer, preacher of repentance, and precursor of Jesus (Mk 1:2–8); (2) the baptism of Jesus, at which a voice from heaven acknowledges Jesus to be God’s Son, and the holy Spirit descends on him (Mk 1:9–11); (3) the temptation of Jesus by Satan (Mk –13). Kysar states that most scholars today see the historical setting of the Gospel of John in the expulsion of the community from the synagogue (op. The high claims made for Jesus and the response to them (), the polemic against "the Jews" (, , , ), and the assertion of a superiority of Christian revelation to the Hebrew (, -50, ) show that "the Johannine community stood in opposition to the synagogue from which it had been expelled." (p.
His sustained obedience brings forth the new Israel of God there where Israel’s rebellion had brought death and alienation. * [–20] These verses narrate the call of the first Disciples. * [–45] The account of a single day’s ministry of Jesus on a sabbath in and outside the synagogue of Capernaum (Mk –31) combines teaching and miracles of exorcism and healing.
The law of Moses provided for the ritual purification of a leper.
In curing the leper, Jesus assumes that the priests will reinstate the cured man into the religious community.
The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter.
He spread the report abroad so that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly.
*  : for the various forms of skin disease, see Lv 13:1–50 and the note on Lv 13:2–4.