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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Mark Chapter 15

Mark 15:16

mar 15:16

the hall

Or, the court which is the judgment-hall.

Mark 15:17

mar 15:17



Mark 15:21

mar 15:21


It is possible that this may be the same Rufus mentioned in (Rom 16:13).

Mark 15:23

mar 15:23


The stupefying drink usually given to those crucified.

Mark 15:24

mar 15:24

And when

See note for order of events at the crucifixion.

(See Scofield) - (Mat 27:33).

Mark 15:25

mar 15:25

third hour

Compare (Joh 19:14).

John used the Roman, Mark the Hebrew, computation of time.

Mark 15:26

mar 15:26


See note, (See Scofield) - (Mat 27:37).

Mark 15:37

mar 15:37

gave up

(See Scofield) - (Mat 27:50).

Mark 15:38

mar 15:38

top to

God rent it down; it was rent from the top. Christ having made atonement and glorified God, the way into the holiest was now made manifest.

Compare (Heb 9:8); (Heb 9:24); (Heb 10:19-22).

Mark 15:47

mar 15:47


(See Scofield) - (Mat 1:16).

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