Mark’s Self-Portrait?

by Andrew Forrest

Many scholars think that Mark wrote himself into his Gospel in this one strange verse:

A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, 52 he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.

Mark 14:51

Who knows? We know that John Mark was from Jerusalem (cf. Acts 12:12), and would have been a young man at the time of the Crucifixion.

Today’s Scripture:

Mark 14:26-52


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