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Bible Commentaries

People's New Testament

Mark 15

SUMMARY.--Jesus Sent by the Sanhedrim to Pilate. The Multitude, Moved by the Priests, Clamor for His Death. They Reject Jesus and Demand Barabbas. Jesus Delivered to Be Crucified. Crowned with Thorns, Spit Upon, and Mocked. Crucified at Golgotha Between Thieves. Mocked by the Priests. Jesus Dies. The Veil of the Temple Rent. The Centurion's Confession. Buried in the Tomb of Joseph of Arimathæa.

Verses 1-20

The chief priests . . . bound Jesus . . . and delivered him to Pilate. See notes on Mat 27:1-2; Mat. 27:11-31. Mark's account differs a little from that of Matthew. Compare Luke 23:1-35; Joh 18:28-40; John 19:1-16.

Verses 21-41

They compel one Simon . . . to bear the cross. See notes on Mat. 27:32-56. Mark's account is almost parallel. Compare Luke 23:26-49; Joh 19:17-30. Only Mark declares that Simon was the father of Alexander and Rufus. See Rom 16:13; 1Ti 1:20; Act 19:33. Simon, while a native of Cyrene in North Africa, was a Jew.

Verses 42-47

When the even was come. See notes on Mat 27:57-61 for the Burial of Jesus. Compare Luk 23:50-56; Joh 19:36-42. Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathæa, who obtained the body of Jesus and placed it in Joseph's new-made tomb, were both members of the Jewish Sanhedrim. Nicodemus had come to Jesus by night (Joh 3:1-2) and had vainly opposed the animosity of the Sanhedrim (Joh 7:50-53).

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These files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website.
Original work done by Ernie Stefanik. First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages.
Bibliographical Information
Johnson, Barton W. "Commentary on Mark 15". "People's New Testament". 1891.