February 14, 2021 It is unusual for Mark to make specific references to time in his gospel, so we might wonder why Mark mentions that the events of this story happen six days after the first verse. Well, you can walk from Caesarea Philippi to Mt. Tabor, the traditional location of the transfiguration, in about six days, so maybe Mark simply wants us to know that Jesus is on the move again. On the move after feeding four thousand people, arguing with religious leaders, and having a pretty intense discussion with his disciples about Jesus’ own identity and mission.

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