Mark 15c Notes

Mark15c (vs33-47)                           Notes



33   And when the sixth hour had come,


noon   by Jewish time. the Lord had suffered for ~3 hours by now. the hardest part   yet to come...


there   was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour


NOT   an eclipse, since Passover is always at full moon. God frowns and nature   cowers.


34   And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema   sabachthani?"


preserving   the flavor of northern culture - in Aramaic. So much of the 22nd  Psalm here!


which   means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"


drinking   the cup of the wrath of God against sin (Psa75.8 / Isa51.17)


35   And some of the bystanders hearing it said, "Behold, He is calling Elijah."


Misunderstood   Jesus' words and motives. How can they know what He is doing here?


36   And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave   it to Him to drink,


watered   down, a refreshing electrolyte enjoyed by laborers. He received this last   favor -- enabling His final word.


saying,   "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take Him down."


feeble   hope to see prophet return for this unlikely work


37   And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed His last.


"It   is finished" or "Paid in Full" (Jn19.30). Great work accomplished -- time to   rest.


38   And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from the top to the bottom.


Interjected   logically. Access to Holiest cleared by awesome events at Golgotha.


39   And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way He   breathed His last,


Hardened   military commander carefully observes Jesus' character as He dies.


he   said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"


Bold   and lofty confession, springing from heart of careful admiration. He   witnessed divinity.




40   There were also women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary   Magdalene,


only   female disciples left to see the end.


and   Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.


4   women named / (see 15.47 & 16.1)


41   When He was in Galilee, they followed Him   and ministered to Him,


these   had supported His life-work through many healing & teaching journeys


and   there were also many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.


and   more un-named. perhaps great expectations for this Passover, now dashed




42   And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the   day before the Sabbath,


Mark   is ultra clear about the time of Jesus' death: late Friday evening. He must   rest the entirety of the Sabbath.


43   Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the Council, who was also himself   looking for the king of God,


aspiring   disciples in unlikely places. strange that we wait so late to show our zeal


took   courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.


bodies   of the executed under state control. must have official permission to move


44   Pilate was surprised to hear that He should have already died.


most   victims of the cross suffered much longer -- perhaps days before they die.


And   summoning the centurion, he asked him whether He was already dead.


his   wonder requires confirmation


45   And when he learned from the centurion that He was dead, he granted the   corpse to Joseph.


validated   by captain in charge of the executions that day. permission granted


46   And Joseph bought a linen shroud, and taking Him down,


preparations   hurriedly made, a cloth purchased at market -- perhaps also anointment.   Nicodemus brought spices (Jn19.39)


wrapped   Him in the linen shroud and laid Him in a tomb that was cut out of the rock.


wound   the body around with the cloth. his own tomb -- for later. perhaps found at   Gordon's Calvary


And   he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.


'He'   did all this by servants - several men required for the work


47   Mary Magdelene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where He was laid.


women   still keeping watch, noting the exact place of His rest.



notes by David Teel Sunday, November 30, 2014