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SurnameName:Instructor:Institution:Date:Characteristics of Marks GospelMark puts forth the life of Jesus from baptism to his death, burial and ultimate discoveryof his empty tomb. Throughout the book of Mark in the New Testament, Mark portrays Jesus asa hero and a man of action. Moreover, his book portrays Jesus as a healer, miracle worker and anexorcist. The book ends with discovery of Jesus tomb and as the events surrounding Jesus lifeunfolds in the book (Anderson 36). Various theological and literary characteristics of Marksgospel can easily be deciphered some of which are discussed below.The first and most notable literary feature depicted in Marks gospel is the paratactic styleused. Parataxis is a technique that is used in speaking and writing in which simple and shortsentences are employed with use of coordinating instead of subordinating conjunctions. InGreek, this means putting things in a side-by-side arrangement. Similarly, Marks gospel hasemployed this style effectively by using short and loosely linked episodes. For instance, morethan four hundred verses out of the total six hundred and seventy-eight start with the word andin the b

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