Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Martin Scharlemann

Scripture References in this Resource

Mark 1 :1-13; 1 Kings 6:1; Esther 6:7; Exodus 7:5; Jeremiah 32: 21; Micah 6:4; Jeremiah 11:4; Deuteronomy 7:6-8; Ezekiel 20:5; Hosea 12:9; Hosea 13:4; Luke 43:16-17; Jeremiah 2:2; Hosea 2:15; Hosea 11:1; Isaiah 46:9; Psalm 73:105; 1 Kings 12:28; Deuteronomy 26:6ff; Exodus 13:8; Exodus 19:5f; 1 Kings 8:50-53; Judges 6:7ff; Exodus 23:20ff; Isaiah 64:1; Amos 5:18 - 20; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Hosea 6:6; Exodus 14:11ff.; Exodus 15:23f; Exodus 17:3-7; Exodus 32:1-34; Psalm 135:8 -14


The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the Old Testament and intertestamental background of the words and concepts appearing in Mark 1:1-13. Our study will show that almost every word and phrase in these verses is charged with a complex of theological associations stemming from the Old Testament and the Apocrypha and Pseudopigraha. We will attempt to show what these associations are, the different nuances given to them by the writers of the Old Testament and the intertestamental literature, and the varying ways which they were combined in these writings.

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