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Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Mark 1-8 (AYB)

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Mark 1-8 (AYB)

by Joel Marcus

Although it appears second in the New Testament, Mark is generally recognized as the first Gospel to be written. Captivating nonstop narrative characterizes this earliest account of the life and teachings of Jesus. In the first installment of his two-volume commentary on Mark, New Testament scholar Joel Marcus recaptures the power of Mark’s enigmatic narra… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Mark 8-16 (AYB)

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Mark 8-16 (AYB)

by Joel Marcus

In the final nine chapters of the Gospel of Mark, Jesus increasingly struggles with his disciples’ incomprehension of his unique concept of suffering messiahship and with the opposition of the religious leaders of his day. The Gospel recounts the events that led to Jesus’ arrest, trial, and crucifixion by the Roman authorities, concluding with an enigmat… Read more…

Jesus and the Holocaust: Reflections on Suffering and Hope

Jesus and the Holocaust: Reflections on Suffering and Hope

by Joel Marcus

Jesus was a Jew. Yet nineteen centuries after his death, hatred inspired in part by the long-standing tradition of Christian anti-Judaism played a significant role in the murder of six million Jews in the Holocaust. How are Christians and Jews to deal with this jarring historical incongruity? In Jesus and the Holocaust Joel Marcus—a Jew by bi… Read more…