The long ending of Mark’s gospel appears to be a late addition. If this is the case, should we trust anything Mark has to say about Jesus? Is the resurrection of Jesus a late addition to the Jesus narrative as well? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
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April 28, 2022 at 7:02 am
About 60 years ago there was a liberal professor at the Methodist seminary at SMU in Dallas. He wrote on this issue for his doctoral dissertation. His method was to examine the final 12 verses of Mark with the rest of the Gospel looking for literary dissimilarities or agreements. He was overwhelmed by the similarities & came to the conclusion that indeed the final 12 verses WERE indeed produced by the same man who wrote the rest.