Item description for The Gospel of Mark (The Daily Study Bible Series. -- Rev. ed) by William Barclay & John C. L. Gibson...
Overview THE GOSPEL OF MARK "When we study the Gospel According to Saint Mark," declares Dr. Barclay, "we study the most important book in the New Testament, for in it we have the first life of Jesus ever to be written," the one on which all other accounts are based. In his introduction, Dr. Barclay explains why the first three Gospels are called synoptic, how they came to be written, and how scholars have concluded that Mark was the first. Touching on Mark's own life, he discusses the rift that Mark occasioned between Paul and Barnabas, Mark's sources of information about Jesus, the characteristics of his Gospel writing, and the mystery of the "lost ending."
371 pages/Mark (16 chapters)
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.32" Width: 6.34" Height: 1.34" Weight: 1.49 lbs.
Release Date Dec 19, 1975
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Series Daily Study Bible
ISBN 0664213022 ISBN13 9780664213022
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More About William Barclay & John C. L. Gibson
William Barclay (1907-1978) nacio en Wick (Escocia) en una familia de larga tradicion evangelica. Estudio en la Universidad y en el Trinity College de Glasgow, que completo con un semestre en la Universidad alemana de Marburgo. En 1933 fue ordenado al ministerio de la Iglesia de Escocia. Su primer y unico pastorado fue en Trinity Church de Renfrew, donde permaneceria casi catorce anos (1933-47). Dio clases de lengua y literatura del Nuevo Testamento en la Universidad de Glasglow hasta el dia de su jubilacion."
William Barclay was born in 1907 and died in 1978.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Gospel of Mark (The Daily Study Bible Series. -- Rev. ed)?
Insightful, yet outdated Jul 7, 2006
Barclay is one of the most insightful commentators of the New Testament. Written about 50 years ago, much of the background information and schalorship in his commentaries are outdated. Sometimes he stretched historical/cultural background too much to explain the text. Conservative readers should be aware that Barclay was a universalist (one who believes that all people will be saved ultimately). He does not believe in miracles and tries to explain them away in his commentaries on the Gospels. However, his comments on the relevance of the Bible can still be very valuable for discerning readers.
Advanced students would not need be told where to find more updated scholarship on NT Bible. Beginning students should get Tom Wright's "Mark For Everyone" instead of Barclay's. The volume on Mark in NIV Application Commentary series by David Garland is an excellent choice for slightly more advanced students. Mainline/liberal students should try New Interpreter's Bible.
Good study guide Feb 18, 2006
Barclay's commentaries give a whole different perspective. Very challenging, but they ring true.
A great book about the Good Book! Aug 24, 2001
50 years and this is still a great book in a great series. Unlike so many popular Christian books that become dated over time, William Barclay's Daily Study Bible just seems to get better. He has excellent historical material. He offers valuable insight that will apply to your life as we begin the third millenium. You will be glad you bought this book, or any of the others Barclay wrote in the New Testament Series.
The Gospel Of Mark Revealed" Mar 6, 2001
I find that William Barclay's "The Gospel of Mark" is an excelent book to learn more about what is the true meaning of what the Gospel of Mark is all about. It is fairly easy to read and it puts what is written into historical contexts. It let me know a lot more about what was going on during the life of Jesus Christ. so that I could understand the Gospel in much greater depth than I ever had before.
I would greatly recommend this book for use as a suppliment to the Bible for study groups or individual study of the Scriptures. I also think that this book is good for both a historical and/or a theological study of the life of Jesus Christ. It really helps to make sense of what Mark had to say by reviewing what the people knew and thought during the time that Jesus was among them so that we could view the Gospel from that perspective as well as what it means to us today.
I think that every Christian will find that they will learn a great deal from this book. As a Christian I feel that this book should be on everyone's must read list.
I'm looking forward to reading the entire series Aug 13, 2000
Reading this commentary was like having a daily conversation with a deeply learned companion. Barclay's remarks are always insightful. Without being dogmatic, he brings Mark's prose alive. His understanding of the original Greek and of the customs and mores of the ancient world provides helpful context to the story. What a wonderful personal tutor! I now am reading his book on the letters to the Corinthians and will read the entire series.