Who was the young man clothed in a white linen nightshirt following Jesus?


Mark 14:50

ESV - 50 And they all left him and fled.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
According to commentaries that I have read, although the young man mentioned in Mark 15:51-52 is not specifically identified, the consensus of opinion is that he was Mark (the author of the only gospel in which this incident is recounted). (Mark spoke of himself in the third person, similar to the way in which the apostle John did not identify himself by name in his gospel, but referred to himself as "the disciple whom Jesus loved".) 

Although Mark (whose full name was John Mark)(Acts 12:12) was not one of the twelve apostles, his family was prominent in the early church. His parents owned the so-called "Upper Room" in which the Last Supper occurred; in which the early church gathered; and to which Peter went after he was miraculously freed from prison by an angel, as well as where many other Christians had gathered to pray for his deliverance (Acts 12:12-17).

Mark was later a cause of disagreement between Paul and Barnabas (Acts 15:36-40) because of Mark's prior departure from Paul during Paul's missionary travels (Acts 13:13). After that, he was a companion of the apostle Peter, who is thought to have provided much of the material that Mark included in his gospel. (Peter referred to Mark as his figurative "son" in 1 Peter 5:13.)

(Mark and Paul were also apparently subsequently reconciled, since Mark was favorably mentioned by Paul in 2 Timothy 4:11.)

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Mark 14:51 a certain young man The youth’s identity is unknown, but it might be Mark himself. This figure appears only in his Gospel.

Really we don't have the foggiest idea, yet since the good news of Mark is the 1 and only 1 of the 4 accounts that records this function, the writer could well have been expounding on himself. On the off chance that the Upper Room was in the home of John Mark, at that point maybe Judas drove the officers there first. John Mark may have hurriedly put on an external article of clothing and followed the horde to the Garden. The troopers may have even attempted to capture him, so he fled.

(It is implied in Acts 12:12 that the Upper Room was right there in the home of John Mark and his mother, Mary. So maybe Mark--in his pajamas--had followed the disciples from his home where Jesus and the 12 had earlier celebrated the Last Supper.)

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