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Adam Clarke's Bible Commentary in 8 Volumes: Volume 5, The Gospel According to St. Mark von Clarke, Adam (eBook)

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Adam Clarke's Bible Commentary in 8 Volumes: Volume 5, The Gospel According to St. Mark

Adam Clarke was a 19th century British Methodist best known for his scholarly commentaries on the Bible, a multi-volume, comprehensive work.

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Adam Clarke's Bible Commentary in 8 Volumes: Volume 5, The Gospel According to St. Mark

CHAPTER 1

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Usherian year of the World, 4030.
Alexandrian year of the World, 5528.
Antiochian year of the World, 5518.
Constantinopolitan AEra of the World, 5534.
Rabbinical year of the World, 3786.
Year of the Julian Period, 4740.
AEra of the Seleucidae, 338.
Year of the Christian AEra, 26.
Year of the CCI. Olympiad, 2.
Year of the building of Rome, 769.
Year of the Julian AEra, 71.
Year of the Caesarean AEra of Antioch, 74.
Year of the Spanish AEra, 64.
Year of the Paschal Cycle or Dionysian Period, 27.
Year of the Christian Lunar Cycle, or Golden Number, 8.
Year of the Rabbinical Lunar Cycle, 5.
Year of the Solar Cycle, 7.
Dominical Letter, F.-Epact, 17.
Year of the Emperor Tiberius, 14.
Consuls, C. Calvisius Sabinus, and Cn. Corn. Lentulus Getulicus, from January 1 to July 1; and Q. Marcius Barca and T. Rustius Nummus Gallus, for the remainder of the year. The reason why two sets of Consuls appear in this Chronology is this: the Consuls were changed every year in July; therefore, taking in the whole year, four Consuls necessarily appear: two for the first six months, and two for the latter half of the year.
THE MISSION, PREACHING, AND SUCCESS of John Baptist, 1-5. His manner of life, 6. Proclaims Christ, and baptizes him in Jordan, 7-11 . The temptation of Christ, 12, 13. John being put in prison, Christ begins to preach, 14, 15. He calls Andrew and Simon, 16-18. James and John, 19, 20. Teaches in Capernaum, 21, 22. Casts out a demon, 23-28. Goes into the house of Simon, and heals his mother-in-law, 29-31. Heals many diseased persons, 32-34. Goes to the desert, and is followed by his disciples, 35-37. Preaches in different towns and synagogues of Galilee, and casts cut devils, 38, 39. Cleanses a leper, who publishes abroad his miraculous cure, 40-45.

Notes on Chapter 1

Verse 1. The beginning of the Gospel - It is with the utmost propriety that Mark begins the Gospel dispensation by the preaching of John the Baptist, he being the forerunner of Jesus Christ, and the first proclaimer of the incarnated Messiah. Gospel-for the meaning of the word see the preface to Matthew. {Matthew 1:1}

Son of God - To point out his Divine origin; and thus glancing at his miraculous conception. This was an essential character of the Messiah. See Matthew 16:16; 26:63; Luke 22:67, etc.

Verse 2. As it is written in the prophets - Rather, As it is written by Isaiah the prophet. I think this reading should be adopted, instead of that in the common text. It is the reading of the Codex Bezae, Vatican, and several other MSS. of great repute. It is found also in the Syriac, Persic, Coptic, Armenian, Gothic, Vulgate, and Itala versions, and in several of the fathers. As this prophecy is found both in Isaiah and Malachi, probably the reading was changed to taiv profhtaiv , the prophets, that it might comprehend both. In one of A SSEMAN ' S Syriac copies, both Isaiah and Malachi are mentioned. See all the authorities in Griesbach, 2d edit.; and see the parallel place in Matthew, Matthew 3:3, where the Prophet Isaiah is mentioned, which seems fully to establish the authority of this reading.

Verse 3. The voice of one crying - See on Matthew 3:1-3.

Verse 4. John - The original name is nearly lost in the Gr

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