Mark Through Old Testament Eyes is the first in a new kind of commentary series, Through Old Testament Eyes, which opens the gospel in greater depth to anyone committed to understanding or teaching Scripture. In this volume, the richness of Old Testament allusions and background in Mark clarifies puzzling passages and explains others in fresh ways.
The exodus motif structures Mark. Mark also presents Jesus as the true temple of God in contrast to the existing temple, which has been corrupted. These important themes are hidden to modern eyes without the insight of an Old Testament perspective, and this commentary builds on that insight to emphasize how the gospel applies to the daily lives of Christians today.