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Mark, Gospel of St.

Mark, Gospel of St., the second of the Canonical and Synoptical Gospels of the New Testament, attributed by the Fathers to John surnamed Mark, a friend and follower of St. Peter. This Gospel was composed probably at Rome after 63 A.D. There is internal evidence that it was addressed to Gentiles, and was influenced by the testimony and teaching of St. Peter. The "received text" is mainly based on the edition of Erasmus (1516). The narrative of St.

Mark is in many points more vivid and minute than those of the other Gospels.