Answers – To Difficult Questions (Gospel of Mark)

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Mark 1:1 – Why does Mark omit giving any genealogy of Jesus like Matthew and Luke do?

Mark 1:2 – How can Mark’s misquotation of this OT prophecy be justified?

Mark 1:2 – Why does Mark cite Malachi 3:1 and Isaiah 40:3?

Mark 1:7-13 – What did Jesus do after encountering John the Baptist?

Mark 1:9 – Why was Jesus baptized?

Mark 1:40-42 – Was Jesus breaking the law in touching a leper?

Mark 2:14 – Was the taxman named Matthew or Levi?

Mark 2:26 – Was Jesus wrong when He mentioned Abiathar as high priest instead of Ahimelech?

Mark 2:26 – Was the high priest Abiathar or Ahimelech?

Mark 2:26 – Was Abiathar or Ahimelech the high preist?

Mark 3:13-19 – Why are the lists of disciples different?

Mark 3:29 – Blaspheming the Holy Spirit?

Mark 3:29 – Can you be forgiven of all sins or not?

Mark 4:30-31 – Is the mustard seed the smallest of all seeds?

Mark 4:31 – Was Jesus wrong in saying that the mustard seed is the smallest seed?

Mark 5:1-2 – How many men came out to meet Jesus in Gerasene?

Mark 5:1-2 – Did Jesus meet the demoniacs in Gerasene or Gaderene?

Mark 5:23 – Was Jairus’ daughter alive or dead when he came to Jesus?

Mark 6:5 – If Jesus is God, why couldn’t He do mighty works here?

Mark 6:1-5 – How was Jesus rejected?

Mark 6:5-6 – Could Jesus not perform miracles?

Mark 6:7-13 – Does the commissioning of the Twelve contradict Mark and Luke’s account?

Mark 6:8 – Did Jesus tell His disciples to take a staff or not?

Mark 7:26-29 – Was Jesus cruel to this Canaanite woman?

Mark 8:11–12—Did Jesus contradict Himself by saying there would be no sign given?

Mark 9:2 – After how many days did Jesus take the three men up the mountain?

Mark 9:50 – Did Jesus come to bring peace or not?

Mark 10:2-12 – Is adultery the only reason for divorce? Are other reasons permitted?

Mark 10:14-15 – Are believers supposed to be gullible like children?

Mark 10:18 – Is Jesus not God?

Mark 10:35-37 – Who made the request to sit beside Jesus in His kingdom?

Mark 10:46-47 – How many blind men did Jesus encounter when leaving Jericho?

Mark 11:2-7 – Were one or two animals brought to Jesus?

Mark 11:11-12, 15-16 – Did Jesus cleanse the Temple once or twice?

Mark 11:14, 20 – Did the tree that Jesus cursed wither immediately or overnight?

Mark 11:15-17 – Why did Jesus get so angry? Was his anger justified?

Mark 11:23–24—Did Jesus promise to give literally anything we ask in faith?

Mark 13:2 – Why doesn’t Mark mention the destruction of the Temple in AD 70?

Mark 13:10 – Does this predict the evangelization of the globe (as futurists claim) or the evangelization of the Roman Empire (as preterists claim)?

Mark 13:14 – Does this refer to the destruction of the Temple in AD 70, as Preterist interpreters claim?

Mark 13:26 – Are the clouds symbolic for God’s judgment (as Preterists claim), or are they literal (as Futurists claim)?

Mark 13:30 – Did Jesus make a false prediction about his second coming?

Mark 13:32 – Was Jesus ignorant of the time of His second coming?

Mark 13:32 – If Jesus is God, why did He not know the hour of His return?

Mark 14:12 – Did Jesus institute the Lord’s Supper on the day of the Passover or the day before?

Mark 14:22 – Does this statement support the Roman Catholic view of transubstantiation?

Mark 14:30 – Did the cock crow once or twice before Peter’s third denial of Jesus?

Mark 14:43 – Who arrested Jesus?

Mark 15:17 – Was Jesus’ robe “scarlet” or was it “purple”?

Mark 15:20-21 – Did Jesus or Simon of Cyrene carry the cross?

Mark 15:23 – Was the vinegar given to Jesus on the cross mingled with gall or myrrh

Mark 15:25 – Was Jesus crucified on the third hour or the sixth hour?

Mark 15:25 – Was Jesus crucified in the third hour or the sixth hour?

Mark 15:25 – At what hour was Jesus crucified?

Mark 15:26 – What was written on the sign on the cross?

Mark 15:34 – What are the last words of Jesus?

Mark 15:40 – Were the women close or far from the cross?

Mark 16:1 – Do the Gospels disagree on who discovered the empty tomb?

Mark 16:2 – Was Mary at the tomb before sunrise or after?

Mark 16:2 – How long was Jesus dead in the tomb?

Mark 16:1-4 – Was the stone moved away before Mary arrived at Jesus’ tomb or not?

Mark 16:5 – How many men or angels appeared at the tomb?

Mark 16:6-7 – What did the angels tell Mary at the empty tomb?

Mark 16:8 – Did the women tell of their experience at the tomb or not?

Mark 16:8 – Does Mark not mention the resurrection?

Mark 16:8 – Did or did not the women tell what happened at the tomb?

Mark 6:9 – Who saw Jesus first after His resurrection?

Mark 16:9–20 – Why is this passage of Scripture omitted in some Bibles?

Mark 16:9-20 – Is the ending of Mark really scripture?

Mk. 16:9-20 – What happened to the end of Mark? Is this section Scripture or a scribal addition?

Mark 16:12 – Did Jesus appear in different bodies after His resurrection?