The lion of St Mark


Chapter 7: Overview

Read through chapter 7. We can see how the chapter has a clear beginning and also a clear ending. What are the indicators? Look at 8,1 to confirm this.

From our first read of this chapter, we will note that there is a longer, more complex first half which is followed by two shorter sections. Where do the two shorter sections begin and what are the indicators? Where is Jesus in the second half of the chapter?

Then look at my response.

What will be apparent once we have read the chapter is the theme running through it. The consequences of this we will explore further when we read chapter 8.

We now turn to the first part of the chapter, 7,1-23, which opens the theme by considering purity.