So, hmm.  This is interesting.  You may recall that in my Matthew review, I mentioned that among most Bible scholars, it’s thought that the Book of Matthew uses Mark as its source material.  Matthew doesn’t have a known author, and I went into Mark thinking that its author and origin would be more clear.  But, as it turns out, we’re not really sure who Mark’s author is either.  Wikipedia states that Mark was likely written in 66-70 A.D., and it “appears as the second New Testament gospel because it was traditionally thought to be an epitome (summary) of Matthew, but most scholars now regard it as the earliest written gospel.”

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