The Anti-Marcionite Prologues to the Gospels

Introduction The Anti-Marcionite Prologues to the Gospels are short prefixes to the gospels of Mark, Luke, and John. If there ever was a prefix to the gospel of Matthew it has been lost. The prologues are so named because they were once thought by Donatien de Bruyne to have an anti-Marcion sentiment. In fact, only…

Revelation

Authorship The author identifies himself as John (1:1, 4, 9; 22:8). He does not identify himself as an apostle but rather calls himself a servant (1:1; 19:10) and a prophet (1:3; 22:7, 9, 18-19). He received his revelation on the island of Patmos (1:9) and wrote to communities in the Roman province of Asia (1:4).…

Review of Chapter 8 of Redating Matthew, Mark and Luke

In this chapter Wenham finishes up going over the evidence pertaining to Mark’s gospel. The first piece of additional evidence is the tradition of the Alexandrian church which makes Mark the founder of that church: Eusebius, HE 2.16: “And they say that this Mark was the first that was sent to Egypt, and that he…

Commentary on 1 Peter 5:12-14

Notes (NET Translation) 5:12 Through Silvanus, whom I know to be a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly, in order to encourage you and testify that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it. Silvanus/Silas was often Paul’s partner in ministry (Acts 15:22-34; 16:19-29; 17:4-15; 18:5; 2 Cor 1:19; 1…