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Why can't the gospel of Mark be as late as 110 CE?

According to (most) religious and secular scholars alike, Mark and Matthew are the first two (surviving) gospels ever written, the other two being written (decades) later. The author of the apocalypse ...
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Did Lucian of Samosata make this joke on purpose?

The original text reads Ὄρεξον, ὦ Ἑρμῆ, τὴν χεῖρα· οὐ γὰρ ἐπὶ μικράν με ταύτην μηχανὴν ἀναβιβάζεις. Órexon, ó Ermi, tin cheira: ou gár epi mikrán me táutin mechanin anabibázeis. With the help of ...
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Did Lucian of Samosata make this joke on purpose?

No. Lukian did not make that joke on purpose. A relatively modern translator made this deadpan translation most probably without it being intended as any form of joke, since the context seems ...
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Why can't the gospel of Mark be as late as 110 CE?

After making a timeline of Jesus and early Christianity, it seems to me very difficult to date Mark gospel later than during the 80' decade. I'm not expert in the topic, but Mark's gospel fits well ...
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Why can't the gospel of Mark be as late as 110 CE?

I thank LangLangC for his answer, which helpfully points out that at least some modern scholars, motivated by the hypothesis of Marcionite priority, are willing to consider much later dates for Mark. ...
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Why can't the gospel of Mark be as late as 110 CE?

The question needs a couple of frame challenges. Dating solutions for the gospel of Mark do range from ~40s–140s. It is correct to say that the most common/popular/conventional dating would put Mark ...
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