Taught by Mark L. Strauss

Scholar Mark Strauss uses a narrative and theological approach to guide learners through this course on Mark. Mark's fast-paced, powerful, and dramatic Gospel takes the reader on a breathtaking tour through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. This course will help students to apply Mark's message to today's church.

Course Details

  • 66 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 6 hours of video

  • Advanced

  • Mark

12 Month Access
$229.99 USD

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Course Description


Mark’s fast-paced, powerful, and dramatic Gospel takes the reader on a breathtaking tour through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. The Mark online course, taught by author and professor Mark Strauss, uses a narrative and theological approach to provide insight into the evangelist’s storytelling craft, theological purpose, and narrative themes.

The Mark online course, from the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series, stresses both the message of Jesus as he proclaims the kingdom of God and the mission of Jesus as he suffers and dies as a ransom for human sin. Units examine the biblical text in its original environment, with an emphasis on practical messages and passages of great theological depth. Strauss provides interpretive insights into the background and meaning of the text, and discusses how the message of the text fits within the book itself and its broader biblical-theological context. Learners will discover Jesus’s call to be his disciples and to live in obedience to his kingdom calling in their lives today.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • Greater familiarity with and appreciation for the Gospel of Mark through verse-by-verse guidance and commentary
  • Insight into the teachings and mission of Jesus, the kingdom of God, and the disciples’ responses and how this relates to your own life today
  • A deeper understanding of how the text fit into its ancient culture, the background of the text, and the theological picture of the Bible as a whole
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

Meet Your Instructors

Mark L. Strauss

Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Mark Strauss is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. He has written The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts, Distorting Scripture?: The Challenge of Bible Translation and Gender Accuracy, Luke in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary series, and Mark in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament.

Course Outline

  • Introduction

  • Mark 1:1-8

  • Mark 1:9-13

  • Mark 1:14-20

  • Mark 1:21-28

  • Mark 1:29-34

  • Mark 1:35-39

  • Mark 1:40-45

  • Mark 2:1-12

  • Mark 2:13-17

  • Mark 2:18-22

  • Mark 2:23-3:6

  • Mark 3:7-12

  • Mark 3:13-19

  • Mark 3:20-35

  • Mark 4:1-20

  • Mark 4:21-34

  • Mark 4:35-41

  • Mark 5:1-20

  • Mark 5:21-43

  • Mark 6:1-6a

  • Mark 6:6b-13

  • Mark 6:14-29

  • Mark 6:30-44

  • Mark 6:45-52

  • Mark 6:53-56

  • Mark 7:1-23

  • Mark 7:24-30

  • Mark 7:31-37

  • Mark 8:1-10

  • Mark 8:11-13

  • Mark 8:14-21

  • Mark 8:22-26

  • Mark 8:27-33

  • Mark 8:34-9:1


  • Mark 9:2-13

  • Mark 9:14-29

  • Mark 9:30-50

  • Mark 10:1-12

  • Mark 10:13-16

  • Mark 10:17-31

  • Mark 10:32-45

  • Mark 10:46-52

  • Mark 11:1-11

  • Mark 11:12-25

  • Mark 11:27-33

  • Mark 12:1-12

  • Mark 12:13-17

  • Mark 12:18-27

  • Mark 12:28-34

  • Mark 12:35-37

  • Mark 12:38-44

  • Mark 13:1-23

  • Mark 13:24-37

  • Mark 14:1-11

  • Mark 14:12-31

  • Mark 14:32-42

  • Mark 14:43-52

  • Mark 14:53-65

  • Mark 14:66-72

  • Mark 15:1-15

  • Mark 15:16-32

  • Mark 15:33-47

  • Mark 16:1-8

  • The Endings of Mark’s Gospel

  • The Theology of Mark



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