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V  14   Mark’s Gospel

5.14.1.
The dominant master narrative about Mark’s Gospel states that the Christians passed down their memories of Jesus

Istanbul, Theodosian Walls
Istanbul, Theodosian Walls

orally in the church community. When those who had known Jesus personally grew older, Mark collected their memories, wrote them down and published them as the Gospel.

5.14.2.
The new theses about Mark’s Gospel:
Mark’s Gospel is an epic narrative. The author modelled it on Homer’s Iliad.

5.14.3.
Mark formed the Passion narrative within his Gospel according to the  Praetexta Octavia des Pseudo-Seneca.

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