Journey through the Bible with Laura Zielke

Mark 14:53-65 (Focus: Sanhedrin Trial)

This week we focused on the physical context of the “trial” of Jesus in the home/palace of the High Priest (Caiaphas) while Peter stood outside in the courtyard denying Him. We discussed the Sanhedrin as a law-enforcing group within Judaism, as well as their inability to follow their own rules. We briefly reviewed the literary technique called “Markan Sandwiches,” since the Trial/Denial scene constitutes one of three “sandwiches” in chapter 14.

To learn more about Mark’s “sandwiching” technique,
read this article in
Novum Testamentum by James R. Edwards:
“Markan Sandwiches: The Significance of Interpolations in Markan Narratives.”

>>Click here to read today’s text in NIV, KJV, and NASB: Mark 14:53-65 <<

Background to the “Trial” of Jesus by the Sanhedrin
Mark 14:53-65 

* Recorded: LIVE. This audio has been edited for class member privacy, time, and content.

Video Clip:

Video Clip from David Suchet’s “In the Footsteps of St. Peter, Part I”:

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In the Footsteps of St. Peter, Episode 1.”

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About the author: Laura Zielke

Laura Zielke (ZELL-key) is a deep thinker and Bible scholar. She is not afraid to question tradition and challenges people to evaluate their beliefs according to the Scriptures. Laura earned her M-Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies, Archaeology, and Languages. She has been blessed to serve as a lay leader in local churches for more than thirty years. Having been recognized as an outstanding leader, teacher, and entrepreneur, Laura serves as the Community Manager for the Nonprofit Leadership Lab (an organization dedicated to helping nonprofit leaders worldwide accomplish their mission), and she is on the board of directors at Shield Your Faith (an apologetics ministry). She and her husband of 21 years have one son who is in the 10th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, and enjoys helping people discover more about themselves, the Lord, and their purpose in life. Connect with her on social media: @thezwomann (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest).

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