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Map Quest

A deeper look at the significance of place in the Gospel of Mark.

From the January 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal


When reading the brisk , dynamic, and detailed portrayal of events in the Gospel of Mark, one understandably might overlook phrases such as "into the borders of Tyre and Sidon" ( 7:24 ), or "unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis" (7:31). However, by pausing to investigate this geography, the reader can gain deeper insights into the record of Jesus' travels.