Saturday, April 01, 2017

"he began again to teach by the sea side" - Certain Young Men in Mark

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Certain Young Men in Mark

There are two sentences in Mark describing mysterious young men:
Mar 14:51 And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him: 
Mar 16:5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
The first young man mentioned in Mark in the context that Christ Jesus was arrested is not described in Luke and Mathew.   And before this sentence, Mark describes: "Mar 14:50 And they all forsook him, and fled."  So, who could see this young man?  Why did Mark realize the young man on the scene and how he behaved?

The second young man was observed by the women, but Mark, at the end in its original form, describes: "Mar 16:8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid."  So, who could see this young man?  Why did Mark realize the young man on the scene and how he looked?

The reasonable answer is that it was Christ Jesus that observed the young men in both the occasions.

With these two sentences mentioning the young men, Mark implied that his Gospel was based on observation by Christ Jesus.   So, we should naturally consider that Mark was based on writing or saying by Christ Jesus Himself.  Mark must have translated Jesus' writing or saying to Greek.  It means that Christ Jesus wrote or testified His mission after the Resurrection.

In my theory, these young men were from the beginning following Christ Jesus.  And, they had arranged for taking Christ Jesus out of the tomb after the Crucifixion.  And they took Christ Jesus to their facilities in Qumran, since Christ Jesus had come out of Qumran, being followed by these young men.

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Mar 4:1 And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.
Mar 4:2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,