Continued from Mark 4e. This Mark 4f and future Episodes will ONLY be in Vimeo's 'marksgospel' channel/playlist. I won't post to Youtube, anymore (due to their invasive Google Plus policy).
More on how Hebrews 6 pointedly traces Mark 4 via 'dull', still following Mark's thematic ORDER. Last nine minutes are on how you can use the 'Synoptics Tool' in BibleWorks. (It works the same in BibleWorks 9, as I show using version 5.)
Thus you better know what both books mean to say! This is the exegete's dream come true, to actually see the writers' own THINKING at the time. It's the goal of hermeneutics; and baby, you get it live, here! As if you were there sitting beside them, listening to their heads, back in 69AD when they wrote! Kill me now!
Read Hebrews 5:11-6:12 on its own carefully, and ask yourself, 'why does the writer, make THESE points in THIS order?' For he could have said the same thing, in many different ways! Aha. Now you know why. He's tracking to MARK!
How ironic: here we have bald evidence of a writer using Mark to make his own epistle (also directly from God, so God wants the reader to know Mark is being tracked). Isn't that the kind of proof the Q nitwits are looking for? Well, here it is! But oh, Mark does the same tracking, to Matthew and Luke! So Mark proves to be the third Gospel and latest Bible book at the time Hebrews is written!
At this point, the writer of Hebrews again threads in more from Peter and Jude, at the same time (which he began to do from Chapter 1, with varying emphasis).
This same rhetorical style is used by John in John 8, tracking thematically to Psalm 18. So all those who claim the pericope adulterae isn't part of Bible or doesn't belong in John 8:1-10, can't read it; or, didn't do their homework, take your pick. See my videos on that, starting here: youtube.com/watch?v=jz46IRxNMww .
Again, this THREADING rhetorical style is but one of many evidences that Mark is the Third Gospel. See also my NT 'threaded' and Synoptics playlists, for other examples. For to validate ITSELF as Divine Writ, a new Bible book must tie to the latest Divine book just before it. And then, flawlessly elaborate, on that book.
Thus Hebrews 'wraps' to Mark. So Mark, just preceded Hebrews. But so too, did Hebrews and Jude 'wrap' (to Mark Jude and Peter, by Hebrews; to Peter, by Jude). So Hebrews threads in the priesthood and imminency-of-Rapture theme in Peter, plus his false-teacher theme, which of course Jude nearly quoted verbatim. Thus we know that just after Paul died, Peter wrote; then, he was killed in Babylon (for in 68 AD, Parthia was a new fan of Nero); so then, Jude wrote, and apparently was soon after killed. Then came Mark, and now, Book of Hebrews.
We know Hebrews came out in the Year of the Four Emperors, just after Paul died, from Hebrews 13:23. We also know the other books came out then, by their text and meter (Jude and Peter show metered datelines at the beginning of their Epistles; I've not yet tested Mark for meter).
For Timothy visited Paul, per Paul's last request, end 2 Tim. Mark came along. Then Nero must have imprisoned Timothy (and maybe Mark), who just got released. He'd not be released, except under a new Emperor (take your pick among the next 3, it was custom for the new Emperor to pardon prisoners whose crimes were deemed political).