The inscription, 1. Whence he is called Mark. He is not John.Mark, of whom mention is made in Acts 12:12, 2. The genus of the life of Mark. Whether he was of the number of the seventy disciples? When, and with what sort of death, he died, is uncertain, 3. The occasion of his writing is related and settled out of Eusebius. Why this Gospel is attributed to Peter, either as dictator or writer, by some of the ancients? 4. The argument of the book.Whether he was an epitomizer of Matthew? 5. It is proven that he wrote, not in the Latin idiom, but in the Greek. The uncertainty of the tradition concerning a Latin autograph preserved at Venice, 6. A certain time in which the Gospel was written is not able to be defined, with the accounts of Eusebius and Irenæus disagreeing, 7. The Book has five parts. I. The history of the ministry of John (chapter 1:1-8). II. Christ’s preparation to undertake His office (chapter 1:9-13). III. Christ’s actions, doctrine, and miracles (chapters 1:14-37). IV. Christ’s sufferings (chapters 14, 15). V. The glory of His resurrection and ascension into heaven (chapter 16). Interpreters, Ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, and Roman Catholic, and also a Synoptic Table of the Book, 8.
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