Discussion about the New Testament, apocrypha, gnostics, church fathers, Christian origins, historical Jesus or otherwise, etc.
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(Adamczewski, The Gospel of Mark A Hypertextual Commentary, p.29, my bold)
The effect surprise is in action also with the immediate entry of Jesus in proto-Mark:
...And in Mark:
Celsus despised the Christians as a recent sect. Marcion saw in this fact the evidence of a new god who revealed himself only recently. In modern apologetics, the apologists insist too much often on the surprising "novelty" of the Christianity etc. Even there, the marcionite influence is evident.
Since the recent coming of Jesus is a Gospel feature and a theological marcionite motive recognized also by Celsus, then we should doubt a priori about the presence of this belief among the early Christians.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.