NT internal evidence - Mark gives the authority for events in Acts

Steven Avery

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Kristof Vandecauter
There is also some internal evidence about

Mark 16:17-18
"And these signs shall follow them that believe;
In my name shall they cast out devils;
they shall speak with new tongues;
They shall take up serpents;
and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them;
they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."

We see all those signs in the book of acts, but only Mark 16:17-18 really explains why those signs happened. (it's not addressed in any of the other gospels)

Steven Avery

NT internal evidence - Mark gives the authority for events in Acts


Kristof Vandecauter do you know if this has been pointed out in the literature?

The closest may be Nicholas P. Lunn, who does intersect Mark with Acts.

ETC - Lunn on the end of Mark - Part 2
Ch. 8 The Longer Ending and the Gospels: The Question of Dependence
Lunn will argue that Luke 24 and the speeches in Acts demonstrate 'through unmistakable verbal resonances, acquaintance with a Gospel of Mark that included 16:9-20'.

Lunn is confused with Mark before Luke, and he is using authorial babble-language. However, it would be good to look at the pages where he discusses Mark-Acts confluence.