Matthew-Mark: Two Presentations of Jesus

The course introduces students to the Gospels as literature, then focuses on Matthew and Mark, exploring the purpose of each book and how it relates to its unique purpose.

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Matthew – Mark: Two Presentations of Jesus introduces students to the Gospels as literature and then focuses in on the Gospels of Matthew and Mark. Students will study the specific purposes of each book and how the writers told the account of Jesus’ life to accomplish their unique goals.


Group Exercises
  • To introduce students to survey information related to the New Testament.
  • To help develop critical and practical aptitudes in understanding the Bible.
  • To provide scholarly information that will foster a better understanding of the historical and biblical context of the New Testament.
  • A very difficult subject to fathom and conquer, nevertheless my interest has been fuelled.

    — Johann, United States
  • This was difficult course but did provide a foundation for studying scripture

    — Walter, United States
  • Lots of material, but interesting

    — Christine, United States
  • I really have enjoyed all of Dr. Blomberg's lectures!

    — Larissa, United States
  • I would have preferred more detail about the Gospels as described than an analysis of how each is studied.

    — Joyce, United States
  • The most difficult course that I have taken so far

    — Philip, United States
  • While some of the material was difficult to grasp, retaking the lectures gave me a firmer understanding and a desire to dig deeper into the subject.

    — Edward, United States
  • An excellent course!

    — Russell, Canada
  • The content was very good, although only the second lecture was specifically about Matthew and Mark. I enjoyed learning the background information about the New Testament canon and the theory of Hermeneutics and Exegesis though. The lecture was delivered at quite a fast speed with no natural breaks, so I found it difficult to take in the information, but using the transcript with the questions helped with this. Thank you, I feel I have learned new things through this course.

    — Kathryn, United Kingdom
  • It is always powerful studying God's Word, especially about Matthew and Mark of the New Testament. . This course gave us a variety of ways to learn the material and to be able to apply it.

    — Dana, United States
  • This course has strengthened my faith!!

    — Jon, Canada
  • Eccellent

    — Giovanni, Italy
  • This was a very in-depth study.

    — Renee, United States
  • Enjoyed the course. Thank you and God bless.

    — Toni, South Africa
  • Enjoyed the course. Thanks.

    — Schalk, South Africa
  • Thank you

    — Leah, United States
  • I was looking forward to learning more about the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, however only one lecture was on this topic.

    — Gemma, Austria
  • A very helpful lesson on the books of Matthew and Mark.

    — Spyder, United States
  • Very interesting and in-depth course. I really learned a lot and it helped me in my study of God's Word.

    — Jana, United States

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Course Details

  • Medium Effort
  • 3 Lessons
  • 23 Min Average Lecture
  • 1.17 CEUs
  • Course Award

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Craig L. Blomberg, PhD