Bible Study Notes on Mark 16 – 20180503

Mark 16:1  "...when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices..." From Luke we learn the ladies bought the spices on Friday evening after seeing Joseph wrap Jesus's body.  Text should probably be translated had bought for the English equivalent.  Or you might say they bought spices that …

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Bible Study Notes on Mark 15 – 20180502

Mark 15:1  "...in the morning, the chief priests held a consultation..." Meeting during the night was secretive and illegal according to Jewish law.  Men have never had a problem breaking the law or otherwise being deceitful even when they claim the moral high ground.  And they had to acquire what they wanted without being interrupted …

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Bible Study Notes on Mark 14:32-72 – 20180430

Mark 14:32  "...a place which was named Gethsemane..." Garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives.  Name means oil press.  It is where the olives were pressed for oil. 33  "...He took Peter, James, and John with Him..." We know He must have had a closer connection to these three than the other disciples …

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Bible Study Notes on Mark 14:1-31 – 20180426

Mark 14:1  "After two days it was the Passover..." The commentary that mentioned the timing suggested this means what is about to be told happened two days before the Passover.  Makes sense.  It shares the story of the anointing in Bethany and includes info that Peter probably got after the fact.  He would understand later …

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Bible Study Notes on Mark 13 – 20180425

Mark 13:2  "...Not one stone shall be left upon another..." Apparently Titus of Rome will order that the city be completely demolished.  Not just conquered, but destroyed as well.  Commentaries didn't give any further information on it.  Will need to check other sources to get the full story of what happened.  Josephus was mentioned, Wars …

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Bible Study Notes on Mark 12:28-44 – 20180423

Mark 12:28  "...perceiving that He had answered them well..." Was listening with an open mind.  Not sure of his intentions, but at least he was really listening to Jesus.  He asked the first important question when looking for the Messiah. 31  "And the second, like it, is this..." Jesus picked up on the question, answered …

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Bible Study Notes on Mark 12:1-27 – 20180420

Mark 12:1  "...He began to speak to them in parables..." During passion week.  Looks like the parables He's using are all pointing to the Messiah's death and resurrection, not just general living teachings.  This seems to have been His focus since at least Him healing the blind man outside Bethsaida. 5  "...many others, beating some …

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