Mark 9:7, The Three-Fold Revelation
And there was a cloud that overshadowed them and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son hear him.
//I recently came across an absolutely fascinating discovery in the Gospel of Mark, provided by Ched Myers (Binding the Strong Man, 1988, pp 390-392). Mark, in presenting the evidence of Jesus’ God-given authority, repeats five themes three times, during what may be considered the three most important events in the life of Jesus. This little chart is worth studying, I promise!
|Heavens torn||Garments turn to white||Sanctuary curtain torn|
|Dove descends||Cloud descends||Darkness descends|
|Voice from heaven||Voice from the cloud||Jesus’ great voice|
|“You are my beloved son”||“This is my beloved son.”||“Truly this man was God’s son”|
|John the Baptizer as Elijah||Jesus appears with Elijah||“Is he calling Elijah?”|