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Gospel According to Mark by H B Swete

Henry Barclay Swete [1835-1917], The Gospel According to St. Mark

Today’s free book is H B Swete’s Commentary on the greek text of the Gospel of Mark. This public domain title was digitised from the copy held in Spurgeon’s College library. I am currently working on several large scanning projects, so from today onwards blog posts will be less frequent.

Henry Barclay Swete [1835-1917], The Gospel According to St. Mark. The Greek Text with Introduction and Notes, 3rd edn. London: MacMillan and Co. Ltd., 1927. Hbk. pp.434. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Third Edition
  • Introduction
    1. Personal History of St. Mark
    2. History of the Gospel in the Early Church
    3. Place and Time of Writing, and Original Language
    4. Vocabulary, Grammar and Style
    5. Contents, Plan, and Sources
    6. Comparison of St. Mark with the other Synoptists
    7. Use of the Old Testament bt St. Mark
    8. External conditions of the Life of Christ as depicted by St. Mark
    9. St. Mark’s conception of the Person and Office of our Lord
    10. Authorities for the text
    11. Alternative endings of the Gospel
    12. Commentaries
  • Text and Notes
  • Index of the Greek Words used of the Gospel
  • Index to the Introduction and Notes

Main image: Mark the Evangelist’s symbol is the winged lion, the Lion of Saint Mark. Inscription: PAX TIBI MARCE EVANGELISTA MEVS (“peace be upon you, Mark, my evangelist”). The same lion is also symbol of Venice (on illustration). Image source: Wikipedia

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