Mark 1:28 Commentary - Mr. D's Notes on Selected New Testament Books by Stanley Derickson

28 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.

The Lord was becoming well known from this one miracle. The word translated "fame" is the normal word for ear but is translated fame and rumor also. This would indicate that the word was spreading by word of mouth. Actually that is about the only way that news traveled in that period of time. They had no blackberry, no laptop, no pocket phones, just the old word of mouth which worked quite well without having to carry extra batteries or chargers.

Often in the Gospels you will see that Christ tried to suppress his fame by asking people not to tell anyone about what they had observed. Some feel this was a ploy to get them to go tell everyone, however that seems rather disingenuous of the Lord and I doubt that this would have been an action He would have taken.

I'm sure many in our world would give anything to be able to be involved in one occurrence and draw that sort of acclaim. This casting out of demons was a very unique occurrence otherwise the news would not have traveled as quickly as it did.

Consult other comments:

Mark 1:28 - The Greek Testament

Mark 1:28 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Mark 1:28 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Mark 1:28 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Mark 1:28 - Mr. D's Notes on Selected New Testament Books by Stanley Derickson

Mark 1:28 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Mark 1:28 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Mark 1:28 - Geneva Bible Notes

Mark 1:28 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Mark 1:28 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Mark 1:28 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Mark 1:28 - The Gospel According to St. Mark: A Devotional Commentary

Mark 1:28 - Neighbour's Wells of Living Water

Mark 1:28 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Mark 1:28 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Mark 1:28 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Mark 1:28 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Mark 1:28 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Mark 1:28 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

Mark 1:28 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 1:28 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark 1:28 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Mark 1:28 - Combined Bible Commentary

Mr. D's Notes on Selected New Testament Books by Stanley Derickson