The Temple Incident in Mark 11,15-19

The Disclosure of Jesus and the Marcan Faction

by Solomon Wong (Author)
Thesis XII, 237 Pages


This study sets out to interpret the Marcan Temple incident (Mark 11,15-19) as a distancing device, by which the Marcan faction differentiates itself from other Jews, especially the anti-Roman revolutionaries who had turned the temple in Jerusalem into ‘a den of bandits’ during the Jewish revolt between 66 and 74 CE. It concentrates on the interactions between the Marcan faction and other Jewish factions in the context of its Jewish symbolic universe. The study concludes that the Marcan faction is ‘Jewish but differently’.


XII, 237
ISBN (Hardcover)
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. XII, 237 pp., 7 tables, 5 graphs

Biographical notes

Solomon Wong (Author)

The Author: Having received his BTh and MDiv at the Lutheran Theological Seminary (Hong Kong) and served as a minister in Kowloon Pentecostal Church and in Livingstone Lutheran Church, Solomon Hon-fai Wong, born in Hong Kong in 1965, pursued his ThD study in New Testament at the Augustana-Hochschule Neuendettelsau (Germany). After his doctoral graduation in 2008, he has been serving as New Testament lecturer at the Ecclesia Bible College (Hong Kong). His interests include gospel studies, Christian origins and the new perspective on Paul.


Title: The Temple Incident in Mark 11,15-19