A bitesize look at the first verse of the Gospel of Mark in the Bible. ‘The beginning of the Good news about Jesus the Messiah, the son of God’ is a direct challenge to the Roman Emperor and Roman religion. We compare the Priene calendar inscription about Emperor Augustus and the papyrus about Emperor Nero with the opening line of the Gospel of Mark.
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Hope all is well with you both.
Kevin McCoy firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks! We are doing well, plodding through the pandemic like everyone I guess!