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"Gerard van Honthorst 001" by Gerard van Honthorst - The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
The Gospel of Mark, Chapter 1
The Transfiguration of Christ, artist unknown.
The Gospel
of Mark
Chapter 1
The Gospel of Mark was the first of the gospels to be written, sometime around 70 A.D., about forty years after Jesus died. It is the shortest of the gospels, and contains the most action, as it recounts how Jesus moved from town to town, spreading his message of hope for the poor and all those who were suffering under Roman rule.

It became the basis of two of the other gospels, and inspired hundreds, perhaps thousands of paintings. We have gathered the best here to illustrate each part of the gospel.
Public Domain:"San Juan Bautista - El Greco - Lienzo - hacia 1600 - 1605". Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Bible text provided by: Free Bible Version New Testament Version 1.1 Jonathan Gallagher. February 14, 2013. Published and distributed by: Free Bible Ministry,

The Gospel of Mark, Chapter 1
Painting of John the Baptist wearing camel hair, by El Greco.
6 John wore clothes made of camel hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey. 7 This is what he had to say: “After me someone is coming who is greater than I am. I’m not worthy to untie his sandals. 8 I baptized you in water but he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit.”
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