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or Mar·kan

[mahr-kuh n]
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of St. Mark or of the second Gospel.
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Origin of Marcan

1900–05; < Latin Mārc(us) Mark + -an
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Historical Examples

  • In each instance Matthew has inserted the quotation into a Marcan narrative.

    Sources of the Synoptic Gospels

    Carl S. Patton

  • Matthew here conflates his Q material with his Marcan material.

  • Luke may have omitted the Marcan narrative because of this parallel of it in his own Gospel.

  • Of the peculiarly Marcan words, some prove nothing in this connection.

  • He similarly omits the Marcan account of the call of the fishermen, substituting the story of the miraculous draught.