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Is the gospel Of mark A poem, puzzle, bountiful work of art
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 03:24:14 GMT
The answer is yes to all three. Please let me tell you of the poem of Mark.
One day I noticed something special about the book of Mark as I have been working on it. I call it the hypothesis of Marks poem. You probably heard a lot of people who claim that they have broken the code of mark to reveal the secrets. Well I might be so bold to say I might have or I could be wrong. I have taken this hypothesis as far as I can. I am not a bible scholar In fact I am a Chef (retired) I am an ex/mormorn I do not wish use this to get back at religion I do It because it is history and this Is a puzzle to solve. But like I said I am now beyond my abilities and looking for help. So I am asking you to read and evaluate my hypotheses. If you think of others you know who would be interested pass it onto them or you could have a good laugh. Either way it is all good. I think that the book of Mark should be separate from the other books in the new testament. I would like to suggest a different way of understanding Mark. I hope to show a beautiful work of art. I do believe that mark was a ge nius. I was taught that we can learn from history, and I think there's an important lesson in the book of Mark. I only ask that you read this with an open mind. So please let me tell you about the poem of Mark. First let's go back in history to the time Mark was written. A time before Mathew, Luke or John, no chapters or verses. Mark was written in the aftermath of war where there was destruction and famine and their Temple was destroyed. This is a simple story And we can be distracted by the story as it clears up history giving us a different view point and a different starting point. But the poem is the real history. I do not know who Mark was or why he wrote this but the manner in which it is written adds so much color and depth to the history as we know it.
Let's start with Mark's poem. By taking the basic story of the tree, clearing of the temple and the death of the tree and putting it side by side to the last supper, the trial, and the death of Christ a pattern forms I call this Mark's poem.
Mark’s poem (Basic).
No food Feast
Angry, violent Meek, mild
Judge, junior, executor Accused
Curse w/ whammy Blessing w/blood
tree dies Christ dies
dead tree visible to all Christ body is gone no one sees
When Mark tells us that to understand the words we need to know the story. Are these the words he was talking about? I think so. For example, does outside mean gentile, and inside mean Jew? Only knowing the story will let us know. So now I will attempt to tell you the story from the gospel of Mark. In this story there are 4 things that I wish to show you.
1. The story of the tree and the clearing of the temple, is Mark telling us of the destruction of the temple and why.
2. The last supper, arrest, and trial of Christ, is the arrest, and trial of the priest.
3.By placing these stories side by side a pattern is formed (mark’s poem). By comparing these stories more of the story is told and more words are added to the poem.
4. Other things that will help you in understanding Mark and how you can help solve the puzzle of Mark.
I am not a Bible scholar, just an ex Mormon. I do not know who Mark is or why he wrote this. Please excuse the spelling and grammar errors as I have a disability but I felt that this story is very important and a beautiful work of art. There will be questions and I am hopeful that you can help me with them.
It started out with Christ going to a meeting on a hill in the morning where there would not have any food available but he was going to ask them anyways. He did, and he gets mad and curses the tree. What is going on here? Let me give you another option.. Christ is going to ask a question that he knew that the priest could not answer. The tree represents the gospel, church, the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The priest did not know about the secret of eternal life and they had no food. He was mad and cursed the tree.
Christ goes into the temple proper and sees the guards all around and the money changers he gets mad angry and confronts the priest. They tell him that they only collect what is necessary; they do not have enough to buy food for your visit today. Christ sees through their lies and chaos in sues.
Christ leaves the temple and curses the tree and puts a whammy on it. He tells us it will die by the roots. Remember what the tree represents. What feeds that tree? It is the temple, The temple, is the root of the tree. It provides faith and money. It is an anchor. Mark has told us about the destruction of the temple and why. It had nothing for the body or sole. It took but did not give. It is important to know that there was a famine at the time.
Christ returned to the tree a day later and the tree is dead without a single leaf on it. After the temple was destroyed there was not one stone left one upon another. See the connection.
Remember when Christ asked, who do men say that I am? Let's do that now. Is he the Christ, student, Roman emperor Vespasian, Roam, or the state. I will let you think about that.
Let's talk about the last supper and the trial.
It starts out at night in a secluded area in a home with a feast. Christ informed them he would tell them the secrets of life. He showed the ritual of the sacrament and told them he would tell them the secret of life later. Did I tell you that this was during a famine at the time and the priests were caught up in a scandal about a party they went to.
Did you see the pattern? It is a poem of the opposite and the same. I have never seen this before. Have you? Do you remember Mark tell us the first shall be last and the last shall be first. This is Mark giving us instruction on how to solve the puzzles. comparing opposites.
I have laid it out for you so that it is easy to see.
In the morning At night
On a hill In a secluded area (garden)
No food A feast
A question asked A lesson offered
The student A teacher
No answer given No lesson taught
Excuse, not available at this time Will tell you latter
Curse Blessing (The sacrament)
Was that fun? Did you see the changes to the poem? Let's Finnish the story. I must explain Mark. He does some screwy stuff.
The best way to describe it is he put one story on top of another. It is so cool.
The first story is a story of corruption of the priest. Christ is the innocent man who was arrested, tried and put to death. We know he was innocent by the kiss, the guards did not know of him.
The second story is the trail of the priest. I know that this is a big claim but it is my hypotenuse. I will explain why. The guards show up (roman guards) everybody runs and hides. Hear that famous kiss Tell us the story of Christ is a lie. The guards did not know of him. Why would the state allow someone with Christ powers to walk around. He would be part of the court. Christ had no whiteness and the crowd wanted him dead. Now We know why. They had just witnessed their temple being destroyed, they watched the priest being driven down the street lined with guards with their gold before them, (where have I seen this image before), The priest having a feast and all they got was a small piece of bread and a sip of wine, o and god forbid you get them mad because you could die (see innocent man).
Once again we must ask, who do men say that I am. The Christ, teacher, innocent man, priest, the church. I will let you think about that one.
If we look at the story of the tree. Mark also uses this same style of story telling of two stories told as one.
Let's get back to some more fun. The poem continues.
The temple The court house
Angry, violent Meek, humble
Judge, jurors, executioner The accused
clams innocent clams innocent
Money, power the power life and death
What is seen What we are told
The curse with whammy Blessing W/Blood (Yom Kippur)
Tree dies Christ dies bound to a piece of a dead tree
The death of the tree is visible to all No body, no one sees Christ dead or alive.
Other things to point out. Both stories start with life, both end with death.
Christ uses magic to kill the tree. But we know that it was the brute force of the roman army that destroyed the temple leaving it for all to see. Christ uses magic to come back to life and no one sees him.
We see how Christ dies, we do not see the body. We are told how the tree will die and we see the dead tree. But we know that Rome killed the tree (destroyed the temple).
You have probably wondered why I have not talked about the spoken word. This story wood be told orally after hearing the gospel of Mark, It was an oral discussion. no bibles or scrolls. No one had them memorized. With this story there are many things to talk about.
Why was Christ bound to a piece of a dead tree, If we say that the branch represent of the dead gospel you know part of the dead tree. We then ask who is Christ? Then We need to ask. Why would that person be bound to the dead gospel. It is a good exercise as some fit and other do not. I do not know if Mark did this on purpose or not. What do you think?
We have talked a lot about the priest but not the Pharisees. They are very much part of the story. Remember we have talked of Christ and his story he told us is a lie. He is a fraud, he did not know the secret of eternal life and he is bound to a piece of a dead tree.
By destroying the temple this cut off food to the tree, it dies Christ was denied food and water and he dies. Eye for eye?
Did you also notice that when Christ Is at the tree He is a Very important person Or a starving student looking for food and knowledge and no food was given to him. During the last supper It is Christ and his apostles that have the feast, But their followers only received a small piece of bread and a sip of wine. wow. This was in a time of famine. Your thoughts?
You see when we put them side by side you see things. Like One tree And three crosses. One day, three days. The number thirteen is this number important, was Mark a member of this group?
Why was Christ bound, This is to tell us that Christ is a slave to the church and only follows the laws of God for he is bound. For they are humble, and meek, why do you persecute us. But we see that the truth, they are not bound, but free they are violent they are judge jurors and executioners. If we look at the story of the meeting at the tree this is a dog and pony show the priest put on. And we see who they truly are in the story of the last supper. Do you see the connections? .
The tree represents food and knowledge. Christ represents the guilty and the innocent.
In the story of the clearing of the temple. Christ is the judge, juror and executioner. In the story of the trial. The judge is the king, the guard is the executioner, and depending on what story you tell the jurors change. In the story of the innocent man the jurors are the corrupt priests. In the story of the guilty man the jurors are the people. Was mark an advocating for the separating of church and state? I have questions. What was Mark trying to tell us? need more info.
Mark puts in what into today's lingo are Easter eggs, in the temple story and the last supper. There should also be another one in the story of the empty tomb if Mark stays true to his form. Need more history. Have you found them?
We have not even talked about the relationship between the priest and the state. Need more info.
It is said to understand the word you must understand the story first. We have changed the story. I like those of old I can not read or understand ancient Greek. I also lack many disciplines necessary. It is in the hall of libraries with the professors that this story continues. So if you know of some people that could help I would like to know more.
As you can see, Mark is a very special book. It is a poem, story, puzzle, word of warning, and a beautiful work of art. And we can now argue the cross as a symbol of shame or one of sacrifice,
The stories that I call layered are best understood by flowing Mark direction of the first being last and the last being first. And that is to tell the story backwards. This is how I came to understand the stories. Let's start with the tree we know represents the gospel; the fruit it would produce would be knowledge. This fruit should be available year round. So with that knowledge when Christ asked for fruit he was asking for information he knew that did not have. The real question is did Christ Know the answer to the Question? Now the trial the people were upset and mad. The question is why? if he had done all the things he talked about the crowd would have loved him but his apostles are scared and in hiding. There were no witnesses as to the good he did. but a lot of people wanted him dead. Why? We come to the kiss and now have a better understanding of what it was telling us. But there are many questions as we have changed the story and have new elements to it. More history is needed. I am hoping that as more of the poem is revealed we will have a clearer understanding. I hope this helps.
Did Mathew, Luke or John know the story?
I know I have done a poor job of trying to tell the story. I blame it on common knowledge. I was taught that Mark was an apostle. Boy was I wrong. At least I had the knowledge of the tree, the wickedness of the priest, and the destruction of the temple. That with the strong word play beaten these two stories and the story's of history I have a better understanding of the poem’
When reading Mark we need to break it down into Three parts. The first part is the basic story. This is the story you would tell after you have seen the play. Remember to tell not recite. It is the story of Christ. It was written for the poor and working poor. I say this because the poor probably only knew of the basic story and never went to a reading of Mark But only overheard the story while doing their job while begging for food. Christ's story needs to be cleaned up a bit and remove the baggage he picks up in Matthew, Luke, and John.
The second story I call the bridge. This is the story That I am trying to tell. It was written for the upper class. When I say written that is not entirely true. This story is an oral story Based on the basic story, the common knowledge, and events of the day. It is more like a group of mean drinking and telling stories. For those that had time to discuss the politics of the day. This also makes it time sensitive. those discussing this 20 to 40 years from the time it was written would probably not know of things Mark was talking about. It is very interactive with open questions. I truly hope that I have justice to the story. but It needs more history. What was Mark's message to them?
The Third story was written for the very elite. Those that had access to the written word. We need to add back the missing history to the story first. so that when you read Christ cursing the tree you know it is Christ(whoever he was) ordering the destruction of the temple. And you compare it to Yom Kipper. Is this when Rome tells the Jews to leave? More history is needed. What is the story that you will tell us? What are the words that you will add to the poem? What is it that Mark tells them?
As far as I know there are things Mark tells us to do if we wish to know his secrets. There are three levels of knowledge. Mark tells us he uses parables and that things are not what they appear to be. The first should be last and ate last should be first. That the words were important and so was the story. That we should ask Who is Christ. Are there other things Mark spoke of that might be a help?
Other things that might help 1. How did they compare the two story physical using scrolls. 2 Mark Loved Patterns mapping these patterns might be help full.3. Did Mark write other poems? Finding them might help. 4 A long shot Mark liked the numbers 1, 3, & 13. If there are groups around at that time that used these numbers knowing more about the groups could be helpful.
I do not know if Mark wrote other stories like this or not happy hunting.
The question now is do the words have meaning now? Do you better understanding of the poem?
I look forward to your version of the Poem. Clearly I am not very good writer. But I truly hope that I have showed you the beauty of Mark’s poem.
May you have a wonderful day.