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Decoding Mark
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Decoding Mark

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Decoding Mark by John Dart

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Using both his background in interpreting biblical research and his interest in word-puzzles, nationally known journalist John Dart "decodes" the Gospel of Mark, with explosive results. Dart uses ancient, puzzle-like writing devices called "chiasms," which are found throughout Mark, to reconstruct the original Gospel. By the presence or absence of these chiasms, he identifies sections of the Gospel that were added by a later editor, and he recovers passages from the Secret Gospel of Mark (a work discovered in 1958) that the pattern of chiasms indicates had been deleted from canonical Mark.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781563383748
ISBN-10: 1563383748
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: The Athlone Press
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author John Dart

Decoding Mark by John Dart Decoding Mark, Paperback (April 2006)

Aims to decode the "Gospel of Mark". This book uses puzzle-like writing devices called "chiasms," which are found throughout "Mark", to reconstruct the original Gospel. By the presence or absence of these chiasms, it identifies sections of the Gospel that were added by a later editor, and recovers passages from the "Secret Gospel of Mark".

Gospel of Thomas by John Dart Gospel of Thomas, Paperback (September 2000)

This text, a translation of a gospel lost for 1600 years, offers an alternative view of Jesus and his message, one left untouched by subsequent myth and interpretation. The image of Jesus as a sage is foremost and may pre-date the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

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Author Biography - John Dart

John Dart, news editor of Christian Century magazine and a religion writer at the Los Angeles Times for 30 years, has written extensively about New Testament research. He won a 2004 American Academy of Religion award for in-depth reporting on religion. His books include The Laughing Savior: The Discovery and Significance of the Nag Hammadi Gnosti Library; The Gospel of Thomas: Unearthing the Lost Worlds of Jesus; and Deities & Deadlines. Dart has won numerous reporting awards.

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