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Chapter VIII.

Mark23742374    Flourished 45 to 55? the disciple and interpreter of Peter wrote a short gospel at the request of the brethren at Rome embodying what he had heard Peter tell. When Peter had heard this, he approved it and published it to the churches to be read by his authority as Clemens in the sixth book of his Hypotyposes and Papias, bishop of Hierapolis, record. Peter also mentions this Mark in his first epistle, figuratively indicating Rome under the name of Babylon “She who23752375    She who A H T 25 30 31 a e Val etc; the church which. Her. and one mentioned by Vallarsi, also in Munich mss. 14370. is in Babylon elect together with you saluteth you23762376    She whosaluteth you 1 Pet. 5. 13 and so doth Mark my son.” So, taking the gospel which he himself composed, he went to Egypt and first preaching Christ at Alexandria he formed a church so admirable in doctrine and continence of living that he constrained all followers of Christ to his example. Philo most learned of the Jews seeing the first church at Alexandria still Jewish in a degree, wrote a book23772377    a bookA H 31 a e etc; and Her.; omit T 25 30. This work entitled On a contemplative life is still extant but is generally regarded as not by Philo. on their manner of life as something creditable to his nation telling how, as Luke says, the believers had all things in common23782378    had all things in common Acts 2. 44 at Jerusalem, so he recorded that he saw23792379    sosaw A H a e 31? Val.; so he saw and recorded. T 25 30 Her. was done at Alexandria, under the learned Mark. He died in the eighth year of Nero and was buried at Alexandria, Annianus succeeding him.23802380    Annianus succeeding him A H T 25 30 a e Val etc.; omit Her. 31.

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