The lion of St Mark


Chapter 9: Overview

We have already seen how 9,1 is a transitional verse and that a new incident begins in verse 2. We can see too there is another new beginning in 10,1.

Now, read into the chapter. We can see there is one quite lengthy episode in the middle of the chapter which is linked to what preceeds. There then follows a new section for the second half of the chapter. The Sunday Lectionary divides this into two parts for Sundays 25 and 26.
Taking all this into account consider our reading plan for the chapter before reading on.

Reading Plan, chapter 9

The reading plan that results is:

We can begin our reading of the chapter with the Transfiguration of Jesus and the discussion that follows as they descend the mountain, 9,2-13.