A certain young man
). This incident alone in Mark. It is usually supposed that Mark himself, son of Mary ( Acts 12:12
) in whose house they probably had observed the passover meal, had followed Jesus and the apostles to the Garden. It is a lifelike touch quite in keeping with such a situation. Here after the arrest he was following with Jesus (sunhkolouqei autwi
, imperfect tense). Note the vivid dramatic present kratousin
(they seize him).