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We will never know the writer's real identity, or even if his name was Mark, since it was common practice in the ancient world to attribute written works to famous people.But we do know that it was Mark's genius to first to commit the story of Jesus to writing, and thereby inaugurated the gospel tradition.In the words of Mike White, "It appears that between the death of Jesus and the writing of the first gospel, Mark, that they clearly are telling stories.They're passing on the tradition of what happened to Jesus, what he stood for and what he did, orally, by telling it and retelling it.Each of the four gospels depicts Jesus in a different way.These characterizations reflect the past experiences and the particular circumstances of their authors' communities. tapes, transcripts & events published april 1998 FRONTLINE is a registered trademark of wgbh educational foundation.Mark is a short, succinct and fast-moving narrative, often using words like "immediately." Mark's narrative has 16 chapters and begins not at Jesus' birth, as in the book of Matthew and and the book of Luke, but at Jesus' baptism as an adult.Mark's central themes are the death of Jesus, discipleship, Jesus as teacher, Jesus as the Son of God and the "messianic secret." Although the Gospel of Mark was circulated under the name kata markon ("According to Mark") at a relatively early date, the first sentence of the gospel may well have been intended as its title.
As Helmut Koester has observed, the ritual cannot "live" without the story. The Gospel of Luke was written about fifteen years later, between 85 and 95.Scholars refer to these three gospels as the "synoptic gospels", because they "see" things in the same way."The gospels are very peculiar types of literature. Paula Fredriksen, "they are a kind of religious advertisement.What they do is proclaim their individual author's interpretation of the Christian message through the device of using Jesus of Nazareth as a spokesperson for the evangelists' position." About 15 years after Mark, in about the year 85 CE, the author known as Matthew composed his work, drawing on a variety of sources, including Mark and from a collection of sayings that scholars later called "Q", for Quelle, meaning source.
The emphasis of Mark revolves around significant events in the life of Christ, such as his crucifixion and suffering.