Definition of Marcan in English:


Syllabification: Mar·can
Pronunciation: /ˈmärkən
(also Markan)


  • Of or relating to St. Mark or the Gospel ascribed to him.
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    • On this view, known as the Proto-Luke hypothesis, Q and L traditions formed the basis of Luke's gospel; Marcan traditions were added later as supplementary material.
    • Prior to the seventh century we had much of the Marcan material covered in the traditional commentaries on the other Gospels.
    • Finally, the relationship between the gospel of Mark and the Marcan traditions is considered.

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