Mark 15

Mark 15:1-5 - It can't be said so much that the Jews or Pilate killed Jesus as that Jesus refused to stop them. Whether he would have been successful in answering their false accusations is immaterial, he didn't even try. He was determined to fulfill his mission and any words he might say may prevent that. And so he was silent.

Mark 15:6-15 - I seem to remember other Gospels indicating that it was Pilate who brought Barabbas out as an alternative to Jesus. This seems to imply that the leaders put forth his name. If it was Pilate, I wonder if he chose someone so bad (a murderer) that he thought they would surely choose Jesus instead.

Mark 15:21 - "Simon ... the father of Alexander and Rufus" I wonder, did the group that Mark was writing do know Alexander and Rufus? Were they disciples? Why else, except that they were known, would Mark mention them?

Mark 15:24 - Earlier (verses 16-20), the soldiers are mocking him, here they are fighting over his things. They are treating him just as they did any other man condemned to die. I wonder, did any of these soldiers later come to faith, to understand that this man, who's undergarments they fought over, this man was God. Did they look back and see the epic moment in history they participated in?

Mark 15:35-36 - All those around mocked him, but when Jesus finally called on God, they anticipated, hoped for, a miracle. Because they believed? No, I think it's the same reason Nascar fans love the crashes, people flock to Circe de Soleil and hurricanes get so much coverage - we love a good spectacle. God coming down to rescue Jesus would have been a spectacle indeed.

Mark 15:37-47 - The matter of his death is told in such a matter of fact way here. No drama, no emotion. He died. The curtain was torn. He was buried. A stone was rolled in. It seems odd that the even that Mel Gibson made an entire movie of is told here in less than 50, simple verses. I think that a lot is hidden in those 47 verses.

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Jesus Barabbas said not a single word to anyone (no one said anything to Him).
Where did He come from?
No one knows. Where did He go after His release? No one knows or cares... no one wants to let a 'Good News' story get in the way of the facts.

Roland, I'm not sure your point (other than getting a link to your web site on mine) or how it relates to my thoughts.

I visited your web site and after reading the first half of the first page, I'm still not sure your point. In fact, I'm even more confused. You seem to be vaguely and indirectly hinting at some sort of coverup or scandal or something, but it's not at all clear what.

Assuming you come back, and I'll honestly be surprised if you do, would you care to elaborate? Oh, and I'd love to know how you found my post only about 12 hours after I published it.

Looks like he put a lot of work into whatever his point is. He still used capital "H" for Jesus so who knows?

Personally, this late at night and with my brain partially asleep I'd like the $.01 version.

Your first point on Jesus not trying to respond to false accusations reminds me of my mother in law! LOL

Since he evidently isn't interested in dialog, I removed his website link.

My blog doesn't exist to promote your website.



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  • Since he evidently isn't interested in dialog, I removed his website link. My blog doesn't exist to promote your website....

    salguod
    Mark 15
  • Looks like he put a lot of work into whatever his point is. He still used capital "H" for Jesus so who knows? Personally, this late at night and with my brain partially asleep I'd like the $.01 version. Your first p...

  • Roland, I'm not sure your point (other than getting a link to your web site on mine) or how it relates to my thoughts. I visited your web site and after reading the first half of the first page, I'm still not sure you...

    salguod
    Mark 15
  • Jesus Barabbas said not a single word to anyone (no one said anything to Him). Where did He come from? No one knows. Where did He go after His release? No one knows or cares... no one wants to let a 'Good News' story get...

    Roland Bouchard
    Mark 15
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