Marie wrote:There is one passage in the new testament where John Mark is mentioned. I can't remember which verse, but it is the one where Jesus is arrested, a young man who was wondering what is going on is grabbed by one of the Roman soldiers. The soldier grabs his robe and the young runs away naked with the soldier still holding the robe.KufirbintKufr
Funny cause my Bible says that he could have been Peter's disciple - obviously we are all followers of Jesus- but Mark could have never actually met Jesus.
I believe you refer to this passage in Mark. It is believed that John Mark was writing about himself as the naked youth who fled.
Mar 14:51 And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him:
Mar 14:52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
Mar 14:53 And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.
Mar 14:54 And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire.
This would indicate that he was following Jesus before the crucifixion. In Acts we see John Mark sent away by Paul, but discipled by Barnabus. He was not Peter's disciple, but it seems I've read somewhere that he may have been Peter's nephew or something.
Act 15:36 And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.
Act 15:37 And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.
Act 15:38 But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.
Act 15:39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;
Act 15:40 And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.
Act 15:41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.
I like the story of Barnabas whose name means "Son of Consolation". It was after this event ... perhaps sometime later in his life... that John Mark wrote the Gospel of Mark. When Paul gave up on him, Barnabas did not and he became a great man of God.
The Biblical baby name Barnabas is Aramaic in origin and it's meaning is son of consolation.
Barnabas is pronounced bar-nab'-as.
Barnabas was the surname of Joses, an early Christian at Cyprus. He was of the tribe of Levi. Barnabas introduced the newly converted Paul to the other apostles and later traveled with him on his missionary journeys.
Acts 4:36; 9:27; 11:19-26; 26:17; Galatians 2:1
Strong's concordance G921