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“Whatever You Ask” for

the Missionary Purposes

of the Eschatological

Temple: Quotation and

Typology in Mark 11–12

Nicholas G. Piotrowski
The beginning of the Gospel of Mark anticipates—right away—that the
narrative will climax at the Jerusalem temple. This “gospel” of Jesus Christ in
Mark 1:1 is “as it is written” (καθὼς γέγραπται; 1:2) in Isaiah. The meaning of
“gospel,” therefore, should be sought in the first place in Isaiah, specifically in
the context of Isaiah 40:3 which is what Mark quotes in 1:3.

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