Mark 16a Notes

Mark16a (vs1-13)                                      Notes

 

                                                                                   
  

1   When the Sabbath was past,

  
  

Mark   is emphatically clear that the Lord rested in the tomb on the Sabbath / Rest   Day

  
  

Mary   Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome

  
  

three   women -- the most devoted disciples  -   still thinking of & wanting to serve Jesus.

  
  

brought   spices, so that they might go and anoint Him.

  
  

not   content with Friday evening's work, came together with more burial materials

  
  

2   And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they   went to the tomb.

  
  

'Sunday'   since ~6PM. now the day is dawning. day of res. fixed. clearly remember the   place.

  
  

3   And they went saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us   from the entrance of the tomb?"

  
  

conversation   turns to next step: removing heavy stone. our concerns assume a condition --   not expecting the 'extraordinary'

  
  

4   And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back -- it was very   large

  
  

lifted   eyes to astonishing sight: huge -- 'super-mega' rock removed from opening.   (Mt28.2) not for Jesus to escape, but women to get in

  
  

5   And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side,

  
  

imagine   wide-eyed stares. what is this? what happened here?

  
  

dressed   in a white robe, and they were alarmed.

  
  

shocking   appearance! his garments lighting up the dark hole. fright grips them.

  
  

6   And He said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was   crucified.

  
  

he   tried to console them by knowing their concerns. called: humble savior,   executed

  
  

He   is risen; He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.

  
  

What   news! He has awaken and left this tomb. Examine it now -- empty.

  
  

7   But go, tell His disciples and Peter that He is going before you to Galilee.

  
  

women   commissioned as 1st heralds to the 12. He will be there 1st  -- to receive them.

  
  

There   you will see Him, just as He told you."

  
  

previously   appointed meeting -- a reunion in their old home land. remember?

  
  

8   And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had   seized them,

  
  

immediately,   suddenly set to flight. left w/o delay. Greek: a 'quaking ecstasy' upon them,   what tremulous excitement! 1st to experience.

  
  

and   they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

  
  

did   not stop and share this with passers-by. nor discuss it among themselves. on   a mission

  

 

                       
  

9   Now when He rose early on the first day of the week,

  
  

unmistakable   time of His resurrection. a new covenant on new basis deserves a new day.

  
  

He   appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from who He has cast out seven demons.

  
  

refers   in summary manner to Jn20.11-18. Luke tells us her background (8.2)

  
  

10   She went and told those who had been with Him, as they mourned and wept.

  
  

undaunted   by typical view of a woman's testimony -- 11 still in shock from loss -

  
  

11   But when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they would   not believe it.

  
  

she   tells them what she knows: Jesus IS alive and appearing to His disciples.

  

 

           
  

12   After these things He appeared in another form to two of them, as they were   walking into the country.

  
  

Luke   accounts in detail (ch24): Cleopas - and his wife? (Jn19.25) in long   conversation. recognized in breaking bread

  
  

13   And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them.

  
  

these   two also report, but disciples are 'equal-opportunity unbelievers.'

  

notes by David Teel Tuesday, December 02, 2014




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