The Temptations of Jesus in Mark's Gospel / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Building on solid biblical exegesis and practical exposition, Garrett discusses the ancient traditions related to the theme of testing/temptation and then explores Jesus' own experiences with temptation in Mark.
In the course of her work, Garrett reads key passages of Mark in light of first-century Jewish and Christian cultural conventions about the testing or tempting of the righteous. This background material affords a fresh perspective on Mark's views concerning such fundamental issues as the person and work of Jesus, the church, the twelve disciples, and the nature of Christian discipleship.
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Table of Contents
- Traditions about Testing
- A Straight and Narrow Path
- Into the Hands of Sinners
- Disciples on Trial
Testing as an Interpretive Model
On the 'Correct' Reading of Mark
Theological and Pastoral Relevance of the Study
God as the Agent of Testing
Divine Testing as Investigation
Divine Testing as Discipline (paideia)
The Endurance of Testing
Satan as the Agent of Testing
The Combat Myths of the Ancient Near East
The Book of Job and Ancient Views of Testing
God and Satan as Partners in Testing?
The Way of the Lord
The Testing by Satan in the Wilderness (Mark 1:12-13)
Testing by Jesus' Enemies
Mark's Apocalyptic Epistemology
The Righteous Sufferer
Testing by Jesus' Disciples
The Incomprehension of the Disciples
The Rebukes at Caesarea Philippi (Mark 8:27-33)
'Blessed Are the Eyes'
Jesus in Gethsemane (Mark 14:32-42)
Jesus Chooses the Will of God
Into the Hands of Sinners
A Sacrifice for Sin?Jesus in the Epistle to the Hebrews—'Tested as We Are'The Arrest of Jesus (Mark 14:43-50)
Testing and Sacrificial Death in Other Ancient Jewish Texts
'Testing' versus 'the Wrath of God'
Jesus' Arrest and Trials before Authorities (Mark 14:43-15:15)
Jesus Is Tried by the Sanhedrin (Mark 14:53-72)
The Perversity and Blindness of Jesus' Adversaries
The Sanctuary Charge
Jesus as Singleminded/Peter as Duplicitous
Jesus Is Tried by the Romans (Mark 15:1-15)
The Crucifixion of Jesus (Mark 15:16-39)
The Offer of Wine, and the Mocking of Jesus (Mark 15:23, 29-32)
The Cry of Dereliction (Mark 15:34)
The Disciples in Mark's Gospel and Beyond
The (Re)turn of the Disciples
A Persecutor Turned Apostle
The Readers of Mark as Disciples on Trial
Who Were Mark's First Readers?'Tested As We Are'— Mark's Christology and Hope for Disciples on Trial
'. . . To Lead Astray, if Possible, the Elect'
A New Context for Discipleship
The Church—A House of Prayer for All Nations
Prayer That Moves Mountains (Mark 11:22-23)
'I Believe—Help My Unbelief!'
'Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me'
(Re)Telling the Old, Old Story
Mark's Story of Jesus and Markan Theology
The Old, Old Story—Our Story Too?
Index of Authors
Index of Subjects
Index of Citations