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Personality of John Mark

November 15, 2008 Leave a comment

The author of Mark is clearly focused on the concrete, the here-and-now. He spends little time in the abstract beyond the words of Jesus’ parables.

I believe that he may have been an Inspector (ISTJ).

Generally speaking, Inspectors are not comfortable with anything that gets too fancy. Their words tend to be plain and down-to-earth, not showy or high-flown (

This describes Mark’s sparse, concrete narrative. It is quite different in style (though not content) from the other synoptic gospels.

Most measures of personality type separate people into four main categories. There are four gospels.

Maybe I’ll discover in further study that the other three gospels were written by people with the other three main personality types.

Categories: bible, mark

Chapter-by-Chapter Overview of Mark

November 15, 2008 Leave a comment
  1. John the Baptist, Start of Jesus’ Public Ministry
  2. Jesus Heals, Physically and Spiritually
  3. Jesus Picks the 12
  4. Jesus Speaks in Parables
  5. Jesus Heals Again
  6. John the Baptist’s Death, Jesus Feeds the 5000 and Walks on Water
  7. The Heart of Man
  8. Peter’s Confession of Christ
  9. Transfiguration
  10. Rich Young Ruler
  11. Palm Sunday
  12. Give to Caesar, Widow’s Generosity
  13. Eschatology
  14. Maundy Thursday
  15. Good Friday
  16. Easter Sunday

Categories: mark, outline, overview

NIV Study Bible Overview of Mark

November 15, 2008 Leave a comment

This is my favorite online study resource. Follow the link for an excellent overview of the book of Mark.

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