John Mark was the son of a widow woman named Mary (Acts -17). Her home may have even served as the location of the Last Supper.
John Mark was also the cousin of Barnabas (Colossians ).
But with these dot points we can say we are looking at the trunk of the tree.
Dating Paul The grounds stated for dating Paul to the 50’s seems reasonable enough.
Although written anonymously, the author of the Gospel of Mark is believed, per Christian tradition, to be Mark, the interpreter of Peter the Apostle.
However, this tradition should be taken with a grain of salt, for Papias, the originator of this tradition, was, by far, no scholar.
There is a high degree of scholarly consensus that the Gospel of Mark was written in the 60s.We will consider the internal and external evidences, as well as the date of the composition, and the area where Mark was located.Proposed Author by Tradition: John Mark, who transcribed the teachings of Simon Peter, is traditionally held to be the author of the Second Gospel.By Brian Chilton Last week, we began a series on the authorship of the New Testament documents as we discussed the Gospel of Matthew.This week, we continue our series as we consider the authorship of the Gospel of Mark.