Thus, the tradition of Markan authorship is to be taken seriously.
Nevertheless, even though the author may have been a disciple of Peter at some point, the author of the Gospel of Mark needn't have limited himself to Peter's preaching for his material.
This may have been the house where the Last Supper was held.
Tradition has it that Peter himself was killed during this persecution; when it came to him being crucified he asked to be hung upside down as he was not worthy of dying in the same way as his master.
It became apparent to Mark that it was essential to commit the tradition to writing before it was lost or distorted.
This book argues that Mark’s gospel was not written as late as c.
65–75 CE, but dates from sometime between the late 30s and early 40s CE.
This [Addendum: and other arguments from other scholars below] fully refutes Shabir Ally’s argument that Mark was written in 70 AD (following liberal scholars) below in his debate with Dr. The only reason liberals date Mark at 70 AD or later is because they don’t believe in supernatural prophesy.
They don’t believe that in 30 AD, a week before He is crucified, Jesus actually prophesied of the destruction of the temple, and it actually came true and happened in 70 AD, about 40 years later. Bruce, puts the Gospel of Mark in AD 64, which is still way before 70 AD and before even the break out of the war of the Romans vs. “As for the earliest of our Gospels, Mark, if it is a Roman Gospel (as I think), the crisis of A. 64 might have provided a suitable occasion for its publication.
It is difficult to account for this quite irrelevant detail in the middle of a highly dramatic story, unless it is a personal reminiscence - a way of saying 'I was there.' The Acts of the Apostles tells us later that Mark accompanied Paul and Barnabas on the first missionary journey.
Paul refused to take him on the second journey because he had deserted them in Pamphylia (Acts ).
It challenges the use of the external evidence (such as Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria) often used for dating Mark, relying instead on internal evidence from the gospel itself.