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Jesus, the Temple and the Coming Son of Man: A Commentary on Mark 13
Stein, Robert H.

Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2014 pp. 155. $14.40


Description: The Gospels contain many hard sayings of Jesus, but perhaps none have puzzled and intrigued readers as much as Jesusí discourse on the coming of the Son of Man in Mark 13. Is Jesus speaking entirely of an event in the near future, a coming destruction of the temple? Or is he referring to a distant, end-of-the-world event? Or might he even be speaking of both near and distant events? But in that case, which words apply to which event, and how can we be sure? Seasoned Gospels scholar Robert Stein follows up his major commentary on Mark with this even closer reading of Mark 13. In this macro-lens commentary he walks us step by step through the text and its questions, leading us to a compelling interpretive solution.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Mark, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology

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Review by Andrew R. Angel
Published 1/26/2017
Citation: Andrew R. Angel, review of Robert H. Stein, Jesus, the Temple and the Coming Son of Man: A Commentary on Mark 13, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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