Definition of Marcan in English:



  • Relating to St Mark or the Gospel ascribed to him.

    • ‘While this conclusion is not likely to compel universal assent, it is an option that deserves more notice in Marcan interpretation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Finally, the relationship between the gospel of Mark and the Marcan traditions is considered.’
    • ‘His own first book was on the Marcan passion and resurrection.’
    • ‘Prior to the seventh century we had much of the Marcan material covered in the traditional commentaries on the other Gospels.’