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Bibliography on the Figure of (John) Mark

Following my previous post, here is a brief bibliography if you want to further research the various New Testament references to a figure (or figures) named Mark or John Mark (cf. Acts 12:12, 25; 13:5; 15:37-39; Colossians 4:10; 2 Timothy 4:11; Philemon 1:24; 1 Peter 5:13) as well as their later Christian reception.

  • Bauckham, Richard. “Paul and Other Jews with Latin Names in the New Testament.” In The Jewish World Around the New Testament. Edited by Richard Bauckham, 371-392. WUNT 233. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008.
  • Bauckham, Richard. “The Gospel of Mark: Origins and Eyewitnesses.” In Earliest Christian History: History, Literature, and Theology: Essays from the Tyndale Fellowship in Honor of Martin Hengel. Edited by Michael F. Bird and Jason Maston, 145-169. WUNT 2.320. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012.
  • Bauckham, Richard. Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony. Second Edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017.
  • Black, C. Clifton. “The Presentation of John Mark in the Acts of the Apostles.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 20.3 (1993): 235-254.
  • Black, C. Clifton. Mark: Images of an Apostolic Interpreter. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001.
  • Bond, Helen K. “Was Peter Behind Mark’s Gospel?” In Peter in Early Christianity. Edited by Helen K. Bond and Larry W. Hurtado. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015.
  • Bruns, J. Edgar. “John Mark: A Riddle within the Johannine Enigma.” Scripture 15 (1963): 88-92.
  • Bruns, J. Edgar. “The Confusion between John and John Mark in Antiquity.” Scripture 17 (1965): 23-26.
  • Elliott, John H. “Peter, Silvanus and Mark in I Peter and Acts: Sociological-Exegetical Perspectives on a Petrine Group in Rome.” In Wort in der Zeit: Neutestamentliche Studien. Festgabe fur Karl Heinrich Rengstorff zum 75. Geburtstag. Edited by W. Haubeck and M. Bachmann, 250-267. Leiden: Brill, 1980.
  • Furlong, Dean. The John also Called Mark: Reception and Transformation in Christian Tradition. WUNT 518. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020.
  • Furlong, Dean. “John Mark.” In Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online. Edited by David G. Hunter, Paul J. J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Leiden: Brill, 2018.
  • Holmes, B. T. “Luke’s Description of John Mark.” Journal of Biblical Literature 54 (1935): 63-72.
  • Kok, Michael J. “The Flawed Evangelist (John) Mark: A Neglected Clue to the Reception of Mark’s Gospel in Luke-Acts?” Neotestamentica 46.2 (2012): 244-259.
  • Kok, Michael J. The Gospel on the Margins: The Reception of Mark in the Second Century. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2015.
  • Moon, Jongyoon. Mark as Contributive Amanuensis of 1 Peter? Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2009.
  • Oden, Thomas C. The African Memory of Mark: Reassessing Early Church Tradition. Downers Grove, Ill: IVP, 2011.
  • Parker, Pierson. “John and John Mark.” Journal of Biblical Literature 79 (1960): 97-110.
  • Taylor, R. O. P. “The Ministry of Mark.” Expository Times 54 (1943): 136-138.
  • Williams, Margaret H. “Palestinian Jewish Personal Names in Acts”. in The Book of Acts in its Palestinian Setting. Edited by Richard Bauckham. BAFCS 4. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.
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