Introductory questions dating
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.
Mention is not made of the content of the teaching but of the effect of astonishment and alarm on the people.
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Jesus’ teaching with authority, making an absolute claim on the hearer, was in the best tradition of the ancient prophets, not of the scribes.
The narrative continues with events that evening (Mk –34; see notes on Mt –17) and the next day (Mk –39).
The combined forces of good and evil were present to Jesus in the desert.
* [1:2–3] Although Mark attributes the prophecy to Isaiah, the text is a combination of Mal 3:1; Is 40:3; Ex ; cf. John’s ministry is seen as God’s prelude to the saving mission of his Son.