Jim Snapp II on textual criticism and the endings of Mark.

Valuable internet resources.


Jim Snapp II is pastor of the Curtisville Christian Church, and he has created some very useful pages on textual criticism and on the endings of Mark.

Many thanks to Jim Snapp II for granting permission to preserve these valuable resources:

The warning that appears at the top of some of these pages...:

This page may disappear soon. Permission is granted to copy its contents.

...is original to the page; it is not mine. I have no plans to ever remove these pages. Also, all original links to other sites have been left standing in these pages, and will probably continue to be left standing even if the links are broken.

Snapp has also issued his own archetype of the gospel of Mark. This archetype is available on site.

I also highly recommend downloading the essays that Snapp has written on the endings of Mark. These essays are very detailed and well worth reading, agree or disagree:

(Left click to read online; right click and save as to download to your PC.)

Finally, Snapp has assembled a series of YouTube videos on this topic:

Mark 16.9-20 and the patristic evidence (part 1, part 2, part 3).
Mark 16:9-20 & the Abrupt Ending (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4).