Mark; see details in note Mark 1:11
Time of Writing:
The words spoken in 13:2
seem to indicate that this book was written before the destruction of the holy temple. Perhaps it was written between A.D. 67 and 70, after the death of the apostle Paul.
Place of Writing:
Perhaps Rome; see 2 Timothy 4:11
Frequent explanations of Jewish names, customs, and festivals in this book (3:17
) prove that it was written to the Gentiles, specifically the Romans.