The framing of the narrative requires knowledge of the destruction of the temple for its literary impact to be felt.
For information on these points, we can merely refer our readers to the books themselves; but now, to the extracts already made, we shall add, as being a matter of primary importance, a tradition regarding Mark who wrote the Gospel, which he [Papias] has given in the following words: "And the presbyter said this.
Mark having become the interpreter of Peter, wrote down accurately whatsoever he remembered.
It was not, however, in exact order that he related the sayings or deeds of Christ. But afterwards, as I said, he accompanied Peter, who accommodated his instructions to the necessities [of his hearers], but with no intention of giving a regular narrative of the Lord's sayings.
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In the previous post in this series, we concluded by looking briefly at James Crossley’s commendable effort to rethink the dating of Mark.
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