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Reference: Mark (John


There are three groups of NT passages where the name Mark occurs.

(1) John Mark was a Jew and son of Mary, who was a leading Christian woman at Jerusalem. At her house the faithful assembled for prayer, and thither Peter went on his release from imprisonment, having perhaps previously lodged there (Ac 12:12 ff.). An improbable conjecture makes Mark the son of the 'good-man of the house' in Mr 14:14, and another, not so unlikely, identifies Mark himself with the 'young man' of Mr 14:51; but the Muratorian Fragment (see next art.

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