In the Gospel of Mark, the teaching of the Old Testament is the teaching of Jesus. In obedience to his Father, when the Markan Jesus speaks, his words never go beyond what is written in Scripture: most notably, Isaiah, but also Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, the Psalms, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Joel, Zechariah and Malachi—all these are quoted or paraphrased by Jesus. Not interpreted, but quoted, preached and applied in the story. It is no wonder that Jesus appeared with Moses and Elijah in chapter 9. Together, these three embody the purpose of Mark’s gospel: to carry the Law and the Prophets to the gentiles. That is exactly what Jesus does and that is why “a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved son, listen to him!” (Mark 9:7b) Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Mark 9:1-8.
Episode 172 Mark 9:1-8; “Spellbound” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/
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