Passion 2: In Mark 1:4ss John is the witness,
now it will be the disciples. The Holy Spirit prophesied in 1:8 will enable the disciples to speak.
The death and resurrection, anticipated in baptism, will affect the whole world in the great tribulation: it must perish in order to be recreated, 13:14-20.
The temptation of Jesus corresponds to the temptation of the church by false Christs. The motif of the four disciples is taken up again by the elect from the four directions, 13,27.