Re: Books on Mark

From: Rodney J. Decker (
Date: Fri Feb 12 1999 - 08:15:18 EST

>>Can somebody tell me which books on Mark I have to read. The language may
>be English, Dutch, German or French. I prefer comments on Mark based on the
>oiginal greek text Is it possible to give a short description of the
>qualities and the contents of the books. Please if possible give also the
>editor and the ISBN number.

Since you've already received one recommendation for a German title
(Pesch), I would blance that with one of the best in English (if not the
best, though that's a difficult and subjective judgment!): Robert Gundry's
*Mark: A Commentary on His Apology for the Cross* (Grand Rapids, MI, US:
Eerdmans, 1993), lv + 1069 pgs., ISBN 0-8028-3698-4. info:
>Mark : A Commentary on His Apology for the Cross
> by Robert H. Gundry
> List Price: $60.00
> Our Price: $42.00
> You Save: $18.00 (30%)
> Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours.
> Hardcover - 1069 pages (February 1993)
> Wm. B. Eeerdmans Publishing Co.; ISBN: 0802836984
> Dimensions (in inches): 2.12 x 9.27 x 6.33

Or from the German site,
>Mark : A Commentary on His Apology for the Cross
> Robert H. Gundry
> VerfŸgbarkeit: Kann in der Regel in 1 bis 2 Wochen
> versandt werden.
> Preis: DM 101,08
> Gebundene Ausgabe - 1069 Seiten (Februar 1993)
> Eerdmans Pub. Co.; ISBN: 0802836984

I think the introduction is almost worth the price of the book! The
commentary proper is well written and the small print sections interact
with an amazing variety of proposals and writers on Mark. He does tend to
find a few too many grammatical subtleties in minor points of grammar, but
overall, it's hard to find a more thoughtful discussion of Mark.


Rodney J. Decker, Th.D. Baptist Bible Seminary
Dept. of NT P.O. Box 800, Clarks Summit, PA 18411
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