Overview of the Gospel of Mark
Mark is the shortest of the Gospels. In one recent edition of the Greek New Testament, it consumes thirty-one pages as opposed to fifty-one for Matthew, fifty-four for Luke, and forty for John. It has less unique material than any other Gospel. About 92 percent of it is paralleled in Matthew, about 48 percent in Luke, and about 95 percent in Matthew and Luke combined. Even though Mark frequently mentioned that Jesus taught, this Gospel contains less of his teaching than any other. It records no resurrection appearances.