Mark's distinctive emphasis on the temple's torn curtain

  title={Mark's distinctive emphasis on the temple's torn curtain},
  author={Marius Nel},
  • M. Nel
  • Published 26 March 2015
  • Philosophy
This article asks several questions: What is distinctive about Mark’s description about the rending of the curtain in the Jerusalem Temple during Jesus’ crucifixion?; What is his rhetorical strategy in doing so?; What role does the temple play in Jewish religion? What role does the Temple play in Jesus’ ministry and message?; and What is the context of the narrative about the torn temple curtain? The conclusion is that Mark utilises the description to demonstrate God’s judgement on the worship… 
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