from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to St. Mark or to the Gospel attributed to him.


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  • In that kind of crazy world, though, I suppose you would have to argue that contrary to all expectations, Matthew and Luke tend to be so close to one another when they are following Q, that the Marcan material demonstrates Luke's dependence on Matthew.

    Questioning Q...and Mark

  • That would make the Marcan material in Matthew and Luke appear odd.

    Questioning Q...and Mark

  • It is not that Luke breaks up the Matthean discourses; he already has the Marcan parallels in place and he also breaks those up too!

    Did Matthew Know Luke? A Neglected Angle on the Synoptic Problem

  • Its reach is shorter now than it was before Marcan V, and it leaves him vulnerable.

    A Good Day To Die

  • And, whatever he may or may not have done at Marcan V, his deeds at Narendra III are unimpeachable.

    A Good Day To Die

  • He had the good fortune to serve under a great commander on the Pagh, only to rob Kargan of the glory he deserved for the victory at Marcan.

    A Good Day To Die

  • “It is true, my right arm was taken from me at Marcan.”

    A Good Day To Die

  • “I have nothing to say to the younger brother of the so-called Hero of Marcan.”

    A Good Day To Die

  • The analysis of the text seems to agree fairly well with the hypothesis of two sources -- Mark and Q. (i.e. Quelle, the non-Marcan document); but a conservative critic will adopt it only in so far as it is not incompatible with such data of tradition concerning the origin of the Gospels as are certain or worthy of respect.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • But, as was said, it is the combination of so many peculiar features, not only of vocabulary, but of matter and construction, that leaves room for doubt as to the Marcan authorship of the verses.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy


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