The John/Mark Hypothesis: Implications for Paul’s Later Letters

The implications of the John/Mark hypothesis for the question of the authorship of the Deutero-Paulines.

In my book, The John also called Mark: Reception and Transformation in Christian Tradition (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020), I argued for an early Christian identification of John Mark with the Beloved Disciple/John the Evangelist. 

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The Muratorian Canon on the Date of Revelation

The Muratorian Canon’s non-Domitianic exile tradition


The Muratorian Canon, which is usually dated to around 170 (before Irenaeus),* provides a list of canonical books that were accepted by the church at Rome at the time of writing.

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Polycarp, Smyrna, and the Date of Revelation

Was the church of Smyrna founded too late for an early dating of Revelation?

Some claim that according to Polycarp, the Christians at Smyrna (one of the seven churches of Asia addressed in Revelation) had not known the Lord at the time of Paul’s ministry, which ended with his death (c. 66).[1]

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