Latin Commentaries on Mark

See also:

Whole Bible Commentaries in Latin
Whole New Testament Commentaries in Latin
Commentaries on the Gospels in Latin

Commentaries on Mark in English

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Order of Contents

Early & Medieval Church
Reformed
1700’s
On Mk. 16
On the Origin of Mark

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Early & Medieval Church

Collection

Posnaniensis, Petrus – A Chain of the Greek Fathers on the Gospel According to Mark, to which is added the title, A Gleaning: a Commentary on Select Places of the Four Gospels  (Rome, 1673)  This is a full commentary on Mark from quotations from the Greek Fathers.  Greek, & the Latin translation are in parallel columns.  The following Gleaning on the Gospels is arranged topically in alphabetical order.  At the very end are some very brief textual-critical variant readings through the N.T. books.  Here is the list of 17 fathers from which he quotes.

Possino (d. 1658) was a Jesuit.

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Primary Authors

Bede – Epistle to Bishop Accam, on the Exposition of the Gospel According to Mark  in The Complete Works of Venerable Bede, in the Original Latin…, ed. Rev. J.A. Giles, vol. 1, Life, Poems, Letters, etc. (London, 1843) pp. 176-178

Bede (672/3-735)

d’ Ailly, Pierre – Questions on the 1st, 3rd & 4th books of the Sentences, Recommended out of Sacred Scripture, the principal of which are presented in the Course of the Bible in the Gospel of Mark  (Argentinae, 1490)

d’Ailly (1351–1420) was a French theologian, astrologer, and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

Gerson, Jean – A Harmony, or One from the Four GospelsTwo Useful Readings on Mark (25 pp.) follows this, then there are 12 Tracts on the Magnificant and related subjects, in All the Works in Five Volumes, vol. 4, Exegetica & Miscellanea (Antwerp, 1706)

Gerson (1363-1429) was a French scholar, educator, reformer, and poet, Chancellor of the University of Paris, a guiding light of the conciliar movement and one of the most prominent theologians at the Council of Constance. He was one of the first thinkers to develop what would later come to be called natural rights theory, and was also one of the first individuals to defend Joan of Arc and proclaim her supernatural vocation as authentic.

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Reformed

1500’s

Myconius, Oswald – An Instructing & Pius Exposition of the Gospel of Mark  (Basil, 1538)

Myconius (1488-1552) was a Swiss Protestant theologian and reformer.  He was a follower of Huldrych Zwingli.

Bibliander, Theodor – The Life of Blessed John Mark the Evangelist & An Etymological-Critical, Alphabetical Index of Greek Words in the Gospel of Mark  in Protevangelion (Oporinus, 1552)

Bibliander (1506-1564) was a Swiss orientalist, publisher, Protestant reformer and linguist.

Daneau, Lambert – One Book of Questions & Scholia in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark  (Geneva. 1594)

Daneau (c.1530-1595) was a French jurist and reformed theologian.

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1600’s

Spanheim, Jr., Frederic, et al. – A Theological-Historical Exercitation on the Scriptures of the History of the Gospel, in specific on the Gospel of Mark  Ref  (Leiden, 1696)

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1700’s Critical

Heupelius, George Friederich – Grammatical-Historical-Critical Notes Illustrating the Gospel of St. Mark  1716

Elsner, Jacob – A Critical-Philological Commentary on the Gospel of Mark  (Utrecht, 1773)

Elsner (1692-1750) was in the reformed tradition.  This commentary is different, and much more substantial, than that in Elsner’s Sacred Observations on New Testament Books.

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On the End of Mark 16

Osiander, Johann Adam – A New Academic Exercise, which Displays that that which follows the 12th Verse of Mark, chapter 16, as Existing, is Genuine  (Tubingae, 1753)  16 pp.

Osiander (1701-1756) was a Lutheran professor of Philosophy and Greek at Tubingen, Germany.

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On the Origin of Mark

Knobel, Augustus – A Dissertation on the Origin of the Gospel of Mark  (Breslau, 1831)  58 pp.

Knobel (b. 1808) was one of the first scholars to argue for the priority of Mark, that the other Gospel writers were largely dependent on him for their information.  See p. 211 and surrounding of Bernhard Weiss, Manual of Introduction to the New Testament, vol. 2.  This view is not recommended; see our webpage on the Synoptic Question.

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