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Date Written: AD 50
Key People: Jesus, the 12 disciples, Jewish religious leaders, Pilate
Summary: Mark was not one of the 12 disciples, but he traveled closely with both the Apostles Peter and Paul. As Mark recorded Jesus’ life, he showed that Jesus, the Son of God, did not come to earth as a conquering king but rather as a suffering servant who offered help, healing, and compassion to not only Jews but also to Gentiles. Mark’s gospel is a narrative full of action that tells of Jesus’ life and journeys through Galilee, the areas around Galilee, and then Judea.
About Jesus: Jesus is the suffering Servant of God. He came to serve others and sacrifice Himself—even to His death on the Cross—so that sinners could be saved.