Gospel of Mark in Wikipedia
The Gospel According to Mark (Greek: κατὰ Μᾶρκον εὐαγγέλιον,
τὸ εὐαγγέλιον κατὰ Μᾶρκον, to euangelion kata Markon),
commonly shortened to the Gospel of Mark, is the second book
of the New Testament. This Canonical account of the life of
Jesus is one of the Synoptic Gospels. It was thought to be an
epitome, and accordingly, its place as the second gospel in
most Bibles. However, most contemporary scholars now regard it
as the earliest of the canonical gospels (c 70).
The Gospel of Mark narrates the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth
from his baptism by John the Baptist to the resurrection and
it concentrates particularly on the last week of his life
(chapters 11–16, the trip to Jerusalem). Its swift narrative
portrays Jesus as a heroic man of action, an exorcist, a
healer and miracle worker. It calls him the Son of Man, the
Son of God, and the Messiah or Christ...