After receiving a recent review of our book Reading Mark in Context: Jesus and Second Temple Judaism, we wanted to make the table of contents more accessible. We are quite pleased with the significant line-up of excellent Gospels scholars.

Foreword: N. T. Wright

  1. Rule of the Community and Mark 1:1–13: Preparing the Way in the Wilderness (Rikk Watts)
  1. The Parables of Enoch and Mark 1:14–2:12: The Authoritative Son of Man (Kristian A. Bendoraitis)
  1. Josephus and Mark 2:13–3:6: Controversies with the Scribes and Pharisees (Mary Marshall)
  1. The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs and Mark 3:7–35: Apocalyptic and the Kingdom (Elizabeth E. Shively)
  1. 4 Ezra and Mark 4:1–34: Parables on Seeds, Sowing, and Fruit (Klyne Snodgrass)
  1. The Testament of Solomon and Mark 5:1–20: Exorcism and Power over Evil Spirits (Michael F. Bird)
  1. Mishnah Zabim and Mark 5:21–6:6a: The Rules on Purity (David E. Garland)
  1. Josephus and Mark 6:6b–29: Herod Antipas’s Execution of John the Baptist (Morten Hørning Jensen)
  1. 4QConsolations and Mark 6:30–56: Images of a New Exodus (Holly Beers)
  1. The Letter of Aristeas and Mark 7:1–23: Developing Ideas of Defilement (Sarah Whittle)
  1. Jubilees and Mark 7:24–37: Crossing Ethnic Boundaries (Kelly R. Iverson)
  1. The Damascus Document and Mark 8:1–26: Blindness and Sight on “the Way” (Suzanne Watts Henderson)
  1. Sirach and Mark 8:27–9:13: Elijah and the Eschaton (Sigurd Grindheim)
  1. Tobit and Mark 9:14–29: Imperfect Faith (Jeanette Hagen Pifer)
  1. Rule of the Community and Mark 9:30–50: Discipleship Reordered (Jeffrey W. Aernie)
  1. Mishnah Giṭṭin and Mark 10:1–12: Marriage and Divorce (David Instone-Brewer)
  1. Eschatological Admonition and Mark 10:13–31: Riches, Poverty, and the Faithful (Mark D. Mathews)
  1. Rule of the Congregation and Mark 10:32–52: Glory and Greatness in Eschatological Israel (John K. Goodrich)
  1. 1 Maccabees and Mark 11:1–11: A Subversive Entry into Jerusalem (Timothy Gombis)
  1. Psalms of Solomon and Mark 11:12–25: The Great Priestly Showdown at the Temple (Nicholas Perrin)
  1. The Animal Apocalypse and Mark 11:27–12:12: The Rejection of the Prophets and the Destruction of the Temple (David L. Turner)
  1. Josephus and Mark 12:13–27: The Sadducees, Resurrection, and the Law (Jason Maston)
  1. Psalms of Solomon and Mark 12:28–44: The Messiah’s Surprising Identity and Role (Mark L. Strauss)
  1. The Parables of Enoch and Mark 13:1–37: Apocalyptic Eschatology and the Coming Son of Man (Jonathan T. Pennington)
  1. Mishnah Pesaḥim and Mark 14:1–25: The Passover Tradition (Amy Peeler)
  1. The Babylonian Talmud and Mark 14:26–52: Abba, Father! (Nijay K. Gupta)
  1. The Parables of Enoch and Mark 14:53–73: Blasphemy and Exaltation (Darrell L. Bock)
  1. Philo of Alexandria and Mark 15:1–15a: Pontius Pilate, a Spineless Governor? (Helen K. Bond)
  1. 11QTemplea and Mark 15:15b–47: Burying the Crucified (Craig A. Evans)
  1. 2 Maccabees and Mark 16:1–8: Resurrection as Hope for the Present (Ben C. Blackwell)

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